I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
I worked as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice until April 2017 when I retired from NHS practice to focus on my other work. I am married with two children.
I am a historical fiction, historical fantasy and Young adult sci-fi, writer. I also write online articles on historical, publishing and gaming related topics. I have my own Blog 'Richard's Ramblings' where discuss these and other subjects.
I visit Historical Associations, Schools, Libraries, Clubs and Societies. Topics covered include the Anglo-Saxon Era, The Great Fire of London, Time Travel and Creative Writing. Find out more...
I own my own small publishing house Mercia Books. I use it to publish paperback versions of my books.
A keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo
(the UK's largest hobby games convention and one of the largest in the world).
I am a board game designer and my first Board Game 'The Great Fire on London 1666' was published by Medusa Games and Prime Games in October 2010. Since then I have published several other games.