British writer of fiction and non-fiction
I started my career as a post-doctoral academic and industrial research scientist. I then taught science in schools and FE colleges before becoming a writer and then a university lecturer in creative writing.
My first novel, Edge of Danger, won the Kathleen Fidler award, my second novel, Wegener’s Jigsaw, was the recipient of an Arts Council of England Writers’ Award, and one of my short stories won the inaugural Sheriff of Cheshire’s Prize for Literature.
I now spend most of life writing and have written four novels, several short stories and a work of creative non-fiction – most of which has been inspired by the past. Along the way I have given over a hundred talks, written many articles for newspapers, magazines and local periodicals and run and taught a series of creative writing classes for the WEA and recently written and produced a series of short plays
What I Do
- Write and research historical novels
- Write and produce plays inspired by events from the past
- Give talks on themes associated with my research
- Teach creative writing classes
- Write articles of local interest