I grew up behind a market stall in Tamworth, an average town in the English county of Staffordshire – home to Sir Robert Peel, founder of the police force, a castle that was once home to the King of Mercia, and once-upon-a-time constituency of Sir Thomas Guy. I’m the author of novels published by Simon & Schuster and Pyr, and my 2010 short story Songbirds was nominated for a BSFA award.
I’m also the former guitarist with Emma Gibbs Loves Badges, The Lip Servants and Pony Chair Black, and appear on a Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds DVD. I’m a chocolate labrador walker, a chocolate consumer, an audio drama evangelist, radio nut and typewriter enthusiast.
Some say I can look a bit serious, but that’s just my face; inside I’m all butterflies and chirruping birdies! Speaking of which, feel free to tweet me.