I was born and grew up in West London. After leaving school, my day job took me to such far-flung, exotic places as Newport, Rhode Island, Northern Norway and Sutton Coldfield. Along the way, I moonlighted as a bookmaker's clerk, a nightclub bouncer and a freelance writer and also gained a First Class Honours degree from the Open University.
I've been writing all my life and I've published ten books to date, including six in the popular Archer and Baines detective series set in Buckinghamshire's Aylesbury Vale. In Ink, published in 2020, introduced Hertfordshire-based DI Nathan Quarrel. Both series are set in the beautiful Chilterns, where I live, and so I call them 'Chiltern Noir'!
My other work includes the Lowmar Dashiel crime fantasy mysteries, magazine fiction, success in short story competitions, and freelance journalism. I've written articles for a wide range of publications, including a series on True Crime in Buckinghamshire for The Four Shires magazine, and I've had regular columns in two local newspapers, The Bucks Herald and The Leighton Buzzard Observer.
I've also written extensively for the stage, including successful collaborations on two comedy plays - Recipe for Disaster and Dancing on the Forecourt - and Mary! A Nativity Musical, for which I wrote the script and the lyrics to 14 original songs.
I now live in a small village in Buckinghamshire with my wife, Chris, where I am a co-founder of the BeaconLit book festival that takes place annually in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire.
My other interests include travel, watching my beloved football team, Queen’s Park Rangers, working on my allotment, cinema, theatre and walking in the Chilterns.
I'm a proud member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and an associate member of the Crime Writers Association.