I've been a bank clerk, a special constable, had my own business, worked in a local newspaper, a glue factory, a creche, a kitchen.
|I used to be a magician's |
assistant too - but rarely appear
out of empty boxes any more.
I was then a local council press officer for 5 years, but after taking a year off 2008/9 to travel around the world (SE Asia, Oz, NZ, S. America) with my best friend, I 'down-sized' to become a part-time library assistant.
Through all of this, all I really wanted to do was be a writer but having been easily distracted I have only been writing 'properly' for about 9 years. I've performed my poetry more than 200 times (including winning the Liverpool Slam, a gig in Las Vegas and a short tour in Australia / New Zealand). I've had 20 short stories and nearly 70 poems published and have won a few prizes.
My unpublished (yet!) best-selling novel - The Undead Residents Association - was a finalist in Liverpool's 'Pulp Idol' competition and my first play - Enola Gay - premiered in July 2012.
There's lots more about me and bits of my writing on my website
Updated July 2012