I’m originally from Luton, England, and I now live in Melbourne, Australia with my wife, two adult children (when they’re around!) and Sparks, my ever-hungry Cavalier King Charles spaniel (aka a writer’s assistant).
I’m also a professional social worker. I have previously worked in the health field, specialising in drug counselling, HIV/AIDS care and then the school sector, working with young people. I currently work in the cancer area.
I’m proud to say my manuscript for EleMental won a coveted Young Adult Writers’ Mentorship award at the national Varuna Writers’ Centre in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. I have since followed up EleMental with MonuMental and a new fantasy story set deep beneath a garden. All of my novels are influenced by my social work experiences in one way or another. I’m also working on an adult novel influenced by time as an HIV/AIDS social worker in the 80s.
There’s a wee little bit more about me on my ‘About me’ page here.
…and that’s well enough about me. 🙂