A novelist in search of an agent. I was awarded a PhD by the Shakespeare Institute and have spent the last twelve years teaching in an inner-city comprehensive.
I’m currently working on three different projects. The first is a series set between the end of Elizabeth’s reign and the beginning of the English Civil War, following the story of a playwright who lives in sometimes dangerous proximity to the major political movers of his day. The second is a series of thrillers set in the mid-20th century, in which the adventures of an old ghost-hunter are recorded by a sceptical young journalist. The third is a comic love story set on the banks of Loch Ness in 1969 and 2014, encompassing monster-hunting, the moon landing, and the rediscovery of a lost Hollywood masterpiece.
My short story ‘The Doll and His Maker’ was included in MX Publishing’s SHERLOCK’S HOME: THE EMPTY HOUSE. I was short-listed for the 2012 Bridport Poetry Prize and long-listed for the 2013 Fish Poetry Prize.