2017 has seen a 43 year-old dream realised with the acceptance of my novel Murmuration for publication by Legend Press. I handwrote my first novel at 14, thought about becoming a biologist then went to be a washer-up in Paris instead. I wrote a novel. Then I wrote another. And another. The complimentary rejection letters came flooding in. I decided to pursue a career in which I was actually paid a salary, gained a distinction on the NCTJ Photo-Journalism course in Sheffield and became a newspaper photographer.
Based in Blackpool for the past 25 years, this surreal place and its inhabitants inspired Murmuration, for which I will be forever grateful.
The important stuff -married with one daughter, lover of Prog Rock, real ale, gigs, Australian Shiraz, motorsport, playing my guitars (badly), floral shirts and my MX5.
In the Press
I have fallen in love with this book and its hypnotizing stories...I just didn't want it to end and already know that I will come back to it time and time again. It is absolute perfection! Sue Hampson Books from Dusk Till Dawn
Murmuration is a magically-woven tale of human connectivity, frailty, and the hold the past can have over the present. My promise of 'just one more page' was constantly broken. Laura Parish Novel Kicks
Murmuration is a deeply compelling insight into the human condition. A stark and honest debut. Mari Ellis Dunning
Appearing at the Penzance Literary Festival 4th-7th July 2018