I have, at one time or another, been an archaeologist, a dresser in a fashion show, an archery coach, a creative writing teacher, an observer for the Met Office, a business manager and a glass blower.
I have been writing since forever, both as a commercial copywriter and fiction. I have written prize-winning short stories and novels that have been well received, if not heavily purchased. These days I live in a village in Leicestershire where I watch clouds and bake cakes as an alternative to doing any work.
I have published several books: The first is 'Grey Neighbours', a magical realism novel set in the Peak District, that incorporates a lot of classical fairytale elements into a current, technological world. In 2020 I published the first of the Ordinary Wizards series. It's called Ordinary Miracles and is a story of ordinary people who are trainee wizards and get caught up in all sorts of odd things that they are not responsible for. The next book in the series, Other Heroes, was published in the spring of 2022.
As part of a small organisation called Grimalkin Books, I have contributed short stories to a collection called Stealing the Dark, and published two of my own, which are entitled Snow and Broken House.