I'm 42 - how the hell did that happen? One day I was a crazy youngster in his thirties and boom! It just creeps up on you.
After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in English and American Literature and Film Studies, I went to work for a movie stills archive called Kobal - great people! But I realised I needed more, so decided to join the Army and see the world.
After ten awesome years of military tourism in the Royal Engineers and ETS, I left in 2006, married the woman of my dreams and settled down in Saffron Walden. I also started work for Jagex - a phenomenally successful internet games company.
My first novel Redoubt, was published in 2008, six years in the writing and conceived in a portacabin on Sennelager Training Area, I finished the first draft whilst in British Headquarters during Gulf War 2. I went freelance at the end of 2011 and have worked on a number of computer games including Merlin: The Game for Bossa Studios. I provide articles and reviews for Fantasybookreview.co.uk and SFcrowsnest.org as well as book and movie reviews for Soldier magazine.
My second novel The Coming of Night was released in July in 2104 with three more on the way before the year's end. I've been strong them up.
My passions are Star Wars, Games Workshop, cricket and wildlife - all that grizzly bears really need is a good cuddle!