Born and bred in the wilds of West Yorkshire, England; I studied History at Oxford University and Theology at the University of Leeds in the late eighties and early nineties. I've been writing stories ever since I could pick up a pen and am passionately interested in documenting the experience of gay people in a manner that goes beyond the all too often very metropolitan, youth based, niche culture that is often the face that the gay community presents to the world. I enjoy exploring the ordinary, everyday lives of gay people in a society that still is equivocal about fully accepting them. I confess that I’m not too interested in lives lived within a ‘bubble’ of those who are all the same.
As an historian and a theologian I am currently fascinated by the dynamic between faith and sexuality and, in particular, the consequences rather than the causes of the Christian Church's current stance on the question of gay rights. Two of my novels: “The Shadow of Your Wings” and “Cloven Tongues” deal with these themes. You might also like “What Do You Want for Christmas?” a coming of age story set in the North of England in the late 1980’s, which has had excellent reviews. I am currently working on a fourth novel: “A Nightingale in The Sycamore” which is due for release in the autumn and also trying my best to build a platform for my work and opinions … such as they are!
I live and work very happily in the North West of England with my partner who is a professional musician and broadcaster. I suppose we should have cats but we don't; I'm allergic to them!