I grew up behind a market stall in Tamworth, a 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. The sequel, Bloodbirds, was published in 2021, and selected for the Best of British Science Fiction 2021 anthology.

I’m a former guitarist with Emma Gibbs Loves Badges, The Lip Servants and Pony Chair Black, appear on a Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds DVD, and once spent some time on a submarine with Stefanie Powers. Yes, an actual submarine, and the Stefanie Powers. I don’t write my biogs in third person to pretend they’re written by someone else 👋.

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