I was born in Dover, England, but did most of my growing up in Canada, in a little burg north-west of Toronto called Georgetown, Ontario. Since then, I’ve spent time living, studying and/or working in Canada, the US, Japan, France, Switzerland, and the UK, which is where I currently live.
Once upon a time, my father was an immigration officer at the Dover-to-Calais hoverport. I like this because it harkens back to a time when people thundered around in giant amphibious cruise ships. Also, who doesn’t like the word hoverport?
The past has seen me employed in a host of strange occupations. Among my oddest jobs are: editor with a small-press literary magazine (odder than it sounds); trampolinist (not as odd as it sounds); dub-script writer for imported Japanese cartoons (odd).
Now for a blind stab at professionalism. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. My short fiction has appeared in journals and magazines in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., including Postscripts, On Spec, and The New Orleans Review, with stories nominated for the Journey Prize and the Fountain Award for Speculative Literature.
I teach creative writing at the University of Lincoln.
For rights inquires, please contact my literary agency, Westwood Creative Artists.