Born in Brighton, I went to school in here, worked many jobs here, and have never lived anywhere else. I first started writing at school, where I and a group of friends devised and performed comedy plays for assemblies, much to the amusement of our fellow pupils. The young ones would cheer (and the old ones would groan) as we stepped up onto the stage, the buzz was tangible. It has been with me ever since.
As an adult I have written a short comedy play that was performed at the Theatre Royal Brighton in May 2014 as part of the Brighton Festival; Daye's Work, a television pilot for the local Brighton channel; and won the Empire Award (thriller category) in the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest. I published my first novel, You Can't Make Old Friends, in 2016; my second, Choose Your Parents Wisely, in 2017, and now my third, The Benevolent Dictator, in 2018.
My inspirations as a writer come from a diverse range of storytellers, but I have a particular love for the works of Shane Black, Raymond Chandler, Francis Ford Coppola, Agatha Christie, Joel & Ethan Coen, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bryan Fuller, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Towne, JRR Tolkien, and many many more books and films beside. If you can't find me, or I'm not answering my phone, I'm probably at the cinema.