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 disabilities. I currently work in the school sector and love working with young people.
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 Beneath the Surface. All of my novels are influenced by my social work experiences in one way or another. I’m now currently 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. 🙂