Rob Walton has performed, written and taught in the North East for a number of years. A graduate of Newcastle University's Creative Writing MA, he has written gardening columns for the Hull Daily Mail, an online schools' resource for the Tyneside Cinema, columns for Scunthorpe United's matchday programme, books for teachers and numerous articles for education magazines. He has also written for performance, including several pantomimes and shows for The Big Fun Club. He has collaborated on projects such as Parky Tales for Newcastle Gateshead Initiative/Magnetic Events' Enchanted Parks in 2011 and Dive-In Cinema for 2012. The latter was re-commissioned for the SO! Festival in 2014. In 2012 he worked with sculptor Russ Coleman and the local community to write the text for the New Hartley Memorial Pathway. He was commissioned by New Writing North to write a short story to coincide with the refurbishment of Tynemouth's Metro station, published in Platform. His short story A Drop of Golden Sun was published in Positional Vertigo by Askance Publishing. Lenny Bolton Changes Trains and The Yellow Tulips appear in Stations from Arachne Press. Crazy Paving was published in February 2013 in Root, an Iron Press anthology. Two poems for children appeared in Let's Play!,an anthology from Frances Lincoln in September 2013. In Spring 2015 his poem Small, smaller, smallest appeared in Dear Tomato. His short stories and flash fictions have appeared on numerous websites, including Pygmy Giant, Paragraph Planet, National Flash Fiction Day and 1000words. Poetry has appeared in Firewords Quarterly, Limerick Nation from IRON Press, the Live from Worktown anthology 1915 and Butcher's Dog magazine. He lives in North Shields with his partner and two daughters.