I grew up in the small market town of Newtown in Mid-Wales, thirty miles from the English border. From the age of three, I was an avid reader of anything I could lay my hands on and later wrote poetry and short stories for my school magazine.
I left Newtown to study for a degree in biochemistry at UCW Aberystwyth on the Welsh coast and followed this with a PhD in medical biochemistry at the University of Bath and then ten years of research, at the Metabolic Research Lab in Oxford. Meanwhile I 'gigged' on the Oxford music scene with my band called IRIS.
In the last two years before I left Oxford, I joined the Police Special Constabulary, going out on an eight hour shift every Friday night, as part of a response unit. It was after a particularly harrowing shift that the ideas for my novel first formed.
In 2003, I moved back to my home town in Wales to be near my family and begin a new life and career in Criminal Justice.
'Death Master' was my first crime thriller novel. I have since had a gorgeous little boy, now 4, and published the second, third and fourth novels in the DI Giles series, 'You Will Die', 'Total Wipeout' and 'Deep Cut'. I am currently writing book 5 - 'The Pusher' which will be released in Autumn 2017.