Work

Current/recent work

  • Writer in Residence, Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford (spring 2020)
  • Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, Aston University
  • Workshop lead/facilitator – Writing for Wellbeing, Royal Literary Fund/Bournville Village Trust
  • Freelance writer, editor, proofreader of business analysis for companies such as Euromonitor International. Currently on Euromonitor’s Central Analysis Team.
  • Project lead/producer/writer/director – My Beating Heart – tales of love and loss, Sebastian Mhor Theatre Group
  • Shortwave – Collected, Royal Literary Fund
  • Letter to My Younger Self – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • Best Advice I Ever Received – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • Life-changing Literature – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • The Writer as Outsider – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • How I Write – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • Dealing with Rejection – Vox podcast, Royal Literary Fund
  • Lead Writer, Spark Young Writers Group, Writing West Midlands
  • Workshop lead: Using Scrivener, Writing West Midlands

Novels

  • The Liberty Gun, UK/Commonwealth mass market paperback Simon & Schuster (2007)

  • The Destiny Mask, US/Canada trade paperback, Pyr/Prometheus (2006)

  • The Liberty Gun, UK/Commonwealth trade paperback, Simon & Schuster (2006)

  • The Liberty Gun, US/Canada trade paperback, Pyr/Prometheus (2006)

  • The Destiny Mask, UK/Commonwealth mass market paperback, Simon & Schuster (2006)

  • The Affinity Trap US/Canada trade paperback, Pyr/Prometheus (2005)

  • The Affinity Trap UK/Commonwealth mass market paperback, Simon & Schuster (2005)

  • The Destiny Mask UK/Commonwealth trade paperback, Simon & Schuster (2005)

  • The Affinity Trap UK/Commonwealth trade paperback, Simon & Schuster

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Short stories

  • The Howl (collaboration with Ian R MacLeod), Solaris Rising 3 anthology (Solaris, 2014)
  • The Circle of Least Confusion, Solaris Rising 2 anthology (Solaris, 2013)
  • Songbirds Conflicts anthology (NewCon Press, 2010)
  • Deciduous Trees Celebration anthology (NewCon Press, 2008)
  • Puppy Fat, Girlboy contemportary fiction anthology (Pulp Faction, 1999)
  • For the Chop, Flickers ‘n’ Frames (small press, 1998)
  • Direct Intervention, Threads (small press, 1997)
  • Escapist, Threads (small press, 1997)
  • The Acquired Skill of Undoing Bras, Xenos (small press, 1996)
  • Random Scenes from a Beautiful Planet, Xenos (small press, 1995)
  • Morals Profane, Xenos (small press, 1995)

Miscellaneous

  • Guest Speaker St Francis Writing Group
  • Guest speaker and workshop lead St Thomas Aquinas RC secondary school
  • Guest speaker, Brum SF Group (2005)
  • Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds DVD (album reissue) | Interviewed, Mute/EMI
  • Non-fiction: Nissan Figaro Owner’s Guide (Urban Text)
  • Christopher Priest Interview, London Calling (2011)
  • The Prestige review (Christopher Priest), Matrix – BSFA (1997)
  • Style Gurus essay, Focus – BSFA (1997)
  • Dream contribution to The Tiger Garden for Amnesty International, Serpents’ Tail (1996)

Articles

  • Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting! (John Meaney interview), Matrix – BSFA (March 2006)
  • Switch on, tune in, and turn over to Mac Matrix – BSFA (January 2006)
  • Follow the signs to Sol Central (NewCon3), Matrix – BSFA (September 2005)
  • Making Himself @ Home Matrix Matrix – BSFA (September 2005)
  • Follow the signs to Sol Central (Ian Watson), Matrix – BSFA (September 2005)
  • A Little Light Music (Ian R. MacLeod interview), Matrix – BSFA (July 2005)
  • Attack of the E-Clones, Revenge of the Sites Matrix – BSFA (May 2005)
  • Watch This Webspace (Emerald City), Matrix – BSFA (March 2005)
  • Publishing with a Sting in the Tail (Bridget McKenna), Matrix – BSFA (November 2004)
  • Spinnerets Matrix – BSFA (November 2004)
  • Quercus Maximus (Paul Brazier interview), Matrix – BSFA (September 2004)
  • There is No Alternative (Andy Cox), Matrix – BSFA (July 2004)
  • The Doctor Will See You Now (John Jarrold), Matrix – BSFA (May 2004)
  • Those Woohoo Moments (Sandy Auden), Matrix – BSFA (March 2004)
  • The World’s Flea Market, Matrix – BSFA (January 2004)
  • Dalek Takeaway, Matrix – BSFA (November 2003)
  • Spinnerets: Doctor Who; Neal Asher, Matrix – BSFA (November 2003)
  • Back Brain Recorded, Matrix – BSFA (September 2003)
  • Spinnerets: Odd World, Matrix – BSFA (September 2003)
  • Dominic Harman interview, Matrix – BSFA (July 2003)
  • Books Demand to be Printed, Matrix – BSFA (May 2003)
  • Armchair Space Traveller, Matrix – BSFA (March 2003)
  • Off We Go, into the Wide Blue Yonder!, Matrix – BSFA (January 2003)
  • Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Matrix – BSFA (2003)
  • Ball Lightning and Flying Nipples, Matrix – BSFA (January 2003)
  • Present and Correct, Matrix – BSFA (November 2002)
  • Pepper-pots and Police Boxes, Matrix – BSFA (July 2002)
  • Macs and Metalwork, Matrix – BSFA (May 2002)
  • Purple Hair and Tractor Beams, Matrix – BSFA (March 2002)
  • Two Danish Pastries, Matrix – BSFA (January 2002)
  • An Ironing Board on a Duck Pond, Matrix – BSFA (2002)
  • An Ironing Board on a Duck Pond, Matrix – BSFA (2001)