I'm the author of three novels, "Kidology," “Out of Office” and “Fire Horses," and one collection of short stories and creative non-fiction, "Militant Factions." I've also had around 20 short stories published in anthologies, magazines and elsewhere.
I've had dozens of major features in the Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, Independent, Mail, Express, Telegraph, Observer, Spectator and many more. I've also appeared on TV and been a guest on BBC radio and lectured in creative writing and journalism.
|Posted on September 15, 2017 at 9:20 AM|
|Posted on September 14, 2017 at 7:25 PM|
"In 1982, aged 15 I boarded my first plane and flew to meet my father and step family in Los Angeles. I never forg...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 29, 2017 at 9:50 AM|
Delighted to announce that my (very) short story, "Behind every cloud there's a clear blue sky," has been published at Legend Press, which published my first two novels "F...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 28, 2017 at 6:30 AM|
Recently a man in Ipswich made headlines when a seagull reportedly ripped of his gonad as he sunbathed nude in his garden. Thankfully the story, which was widely shared, was probably fake - but nevertheless eerily reminiscent of my short story, "White Haw...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM|
"As a freelance journalist, when my main employer of four years called to say they were dispe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 11, 2017 at 5:05 AM|
Pleased to see my letter (alright - whinge) about finding an agent published in the latest issue of The Author (Summer 2017, Vol CXXVIII No.2). Here is the full text. By the way I'm toying with the idea of listing agents who didn't even respond to my let...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 2, 2017 at 5:20 AM|
Delighted to announce that the latest versions of all four of my books - "Fire Horses", "Out of Office", "Kidology" and "Militant Factions" - are now available on Kindle at just £3 each.
"Fire Horses" - my epic trawl throu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM|
On Tuesday, as I’m inspecting my navel (see past and indeed future blogs), out of the blue I get a call from the head of HR at the company that has been my main employer for almost four years.
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|Posted on June 25, 2017 at 4:40 AM|
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|Posted on May 28, 2017 at 10:15 AM|
"Daughter, 13, insists on being woken at 6.30am so she can watch Gumball from under blankets for 75 minutes before frantically ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2017 at 5:20 AM|
...My home town.
Leave migrants alone. Fuck the Jihadists.
Manchester. A City United.
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|Posted on May 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM|
"If you'd asked me at 20 where I expected to be 30 years later, I'd probably have said deep-sea diving on Europa; my fr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:15 AM|
"OK, hands up: I voted for Jeremy Corbyn to be the new Labour leader in 2015. My reasons were sound at the time: I woke up in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 18, 2017 at 4:45 PM|
Delighted to announce that my second novel to be published with Legend Press, "Out of Office", is finally available on Kindle, seven years after being published in paperback. With themes including Islamist terrorism, governments...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:10 AM|
"The decision by the Supreme Court to find against parent Jon Platt in his battle with his local education authority is both outrageou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 24, 2017 at 8:10 PM|
Delighted to announce that my latest novel, "Kidology", and my first collection...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 29, 2017 at 4:00 AM|
Between 9th November 2015 and 9th November 2016 I didn't touch a drop of alcohol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 2:05 PM|
Just been interviewed by Eddie Mair on Radio 4's PM about why I'm coming round to the idea of Brexit. Or rather, having "lost" (I voted remain), why I now think it's probably time to stop whinging and get on with it (Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM|
Well, I made it. Didn't touch a drop of booze between 9th November 2015 and 9th November 2016. What a bloody year. Bowie, Brexit, now Trump. Enough to drive you to drink. Many thanks to all who a...Read Full Post »