I was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1973. By all accounts, the 1970's were great. I had a kidney removed in Birmingham Children's Hospital at the height of the IRA bombings. Yes, times were good.
However, I grew up on the south coast of England and went to school in Dorset.
In my mid-teens I packed frozen poultry for Chinese restaurants, moulded sausage meat around scotch eggs in a local factory and wrote depressing poetry. I left school in 1992 and worked as a Quantity Surveyor whilst studying part-time for my degree. In 1997, I became a Bachelor of Science and took up a full-time position as a surveyor in Salisbury working on various projects throughout the South of England.
I quit my job in 2003 to travel the world. Starting in India, I journeyed through Asia, Australasia and the United States before eventually returning to the UK in 2004. Whilst in Wellington I was involved in the writing and production of a short film for the New Zealand 48-hour film festival. My travels inspired my second book, Worlds Apart.
Since then I've moved to Scotland and completed a script writing course at Edinburgh University. My third novel, Digging Deeper, has been converted into a film script and I've been involved in the writing and production (not to mention acting) in a number of short films.