I was born in Dover, England, but did most of my growing up in Canada, in the small town of Georgetown, Ontario. Since then, I’ve spent time living in Canada, the US, Japan, Switzerland, and the UK (which is where I’m writing this).
Once upon a time, my father was an immigration officer at the Dover-to-Calais hoverport. I like this because it implies there was a time when we thundered around in giant amphibious cruise ships. Also, I like the word “hoverport.”
I have been employed in a host of strange occupations, all of which I eventually eschewed in order to tell stories for a living, or try. Among my oddest jobs were: an editor with a small-press literary magazine (odder than it sounds); a trampolinist (not as odd as it sounds); and a dub-script writer for imported Japanese cartoons (odd). There have been a lot of parenthetical asides in this paragraph.
Here is my best shot at professionalism: I have an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and I’ve published short fiction in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. My stories that have been nominated for the Journey Prize and the Fountain Award for Speculative Literature.
At the moment, I live in London, England with my far-more-talented wife (she designed and programmed this website—it was her first one! She’s not even a web designer).
For rights inquires, please contact my literary agency, Westwood Creative Artists.