I started writing about a recent trauma that I'd experienced in the hope that it would prove therapeutic. It didn't. However, I did discover that I enjoyed writing. I wrote an (unpublished) contemporary thriller but realised that i should perhaps be writing science fiction stories instead. I've always had a passion for science fiction, ever since I used to watch the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell as the first Doctor. I don't believe I watched it from behind the sofa (as science fiction lore would have us believe was the practice of anyone under ten years of age) although I'm sure a couple of episodes probably had me watching through my fingers.
Eight years later, I've penned ten novels, two novellas, and one short story.
My writing philosophy is that a story should be as long or as short as it needs to be. I refuse to pad my stories out just to reach an arbitrary word count. In my opinion, to do so would be dishonest and disrespectful to myself, the story and - above all - the reader.
I share my life with Eliene (a successful amateur distance runner), our cat, Tabitha, our dog, Sophie, and another cat, Jess, who kept invading our house until we let her stay. I'm also an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan (nothing comes between me and my TV when they're playing).