I’m a writer with a penchant for mystery and conspiracy and a big hard-on for time travel.
Though it seems like a past life, I started out in the courtroom, badgering witnesses and shouting “Objection!” Eventually I decided to turn my back on the law (as in, leave the legal profession, not become a gun-slinging vigilante) and get creative.
I write conspiracy thrillers with a supernatural bent. I’ve just finished a trilogy of novels, Million Eyes, which I think of as being The Da Vinci Code meets Doctor Who meets 24. The first novel was published by Elsewhen Press in 2020, the second in 2021, and the third will be out early 2023. Elsewhen Press have also published a collection of short stories set in the Million Eyes universe, called Million Eyes: Extra Time, which is free to download in all ebook formats. They will be publishing a follow-up, much shorter collection, Million Eyes: Over Time.
Now that I’ve finished the Million Eyes series, I’m working on a conspiracy horror called The Puddle Bumps and a sci-fi/conspiracy/adventure called Breaching The Wall (a collaboration with my partner, K.A. Dunford).
Also in progress (probably a project for after The Puddle Bumps and Breaching The Wall) is a fantasy conspiracy thriller called Scuzzling. The opening chapter of Scuzzling was shortlisted by Conville & Walsh literary agent Emma Finn as part of the Grindstone Literary International Novel Competition 2018.
Why conspiracy? Because I love a good villain. Always have, ever since I was four and used to pretend to be Mumm-Ra from Thundercats, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, and the Emperor from Star Wars. (Wait, did I just admit that?) In a conspiracy thriller, there are lots of villains. They tend to be part of the government, the church, a big corporation, or a secret society, which makes them much scarier — and harder to beat — than a singular bad guy. Part of the fun of a conspiracy thriller is unveiling those involved, uncovering their plans, and discovering the ‘big bad’ who masterminded it all.
When I’m not beavering away at my laptop, you can normally find me in a cafe, down the pub, up a mountain, in a Disney park or on my sofa watching something timey-wimey. (For those who don’t get that reference, you sorely need to connect with your inner nerd and watch Doctor Who‘s Blink at once.)
You’ll find on my blog a mix of articles about conspiracy theories, urban legends & unsolved mysteries; articles about writing & advice for fellow writers; reviews of movies, TV series and books; and general updates about my writing endeavours.
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Talking time travel with fellow geeks
Cadbury Pots of Joy
Mountains and waterfalls
Walking along the beach
A catch-up/chin-wag/low-down on friends’ sex lives over a coffee
Too many films and TV series to mention, but a few faves are Stardust, the Alien movies, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Back to the Future I, II & III, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Butterfly Effect, Somewhere in Time, Lost, 24, The Da Vinci Code, Damages, Line of Duty…
Anything with chilli in it
Blokes who think it’s okay to spit in the street – yuck!