I'm a writer. Have been for as long as I can remember. Which would be about 8 years old, when I wrote my first story about a boy who found a spaceship under his house, and went on an adventure. The story was about six pages in one of the small exercise books you get at school. Of course, it was rubbish, but that was just the beginning. It seems I had an active imagination that just wouldn't quit.
I was born in Coventry, UK, but I later escaped to live in Nuneaton (in an old, ex-mining village), then eventually migrated to Leicester, where I studied for a degree and masters in Archaeology. My plan was to get a PhD, but that fell through (something to do with funding), so I started working in whatever job I could. I've been an archaeological finds processor, an administrator, a safety bus driver, a research assistant and a secretary to pay the bills, but none quite gelled.
In 2008 I started work on what would become my first book, Liberator's Ruin, a dieselpunk fantasy set during a world war, involving the roguish crew of an airship, the Storm Brother. I published that book at the beginning of 2011, and am now hard at work on my next; a sci fi thriller called Serial Psyence. I also plan to publish a series of novellas over the coming months.
I still live in Leicester with my partner Heather.