Born and raised in Scotland before slipping south to university in Manchester, then on to a variety of jobs in London, picking up experience as an architectural designer which became the portable skill to help fund all the lean writing years that followed, (nothing changes).
Met my wife Annie in London, and then moved to the Welsh Marches, and eventually settled in our own private valley, (the headwater of a river ran through it), in Radnorshire, where our two kids Mercedes and Calum spent their early years. Became a member of the Writers' Guild at this time after my first play was produced by BBC Radio Four in London. A number of radio play commissions followed for the BBC in London and Cardif, RTE in Dublin, and Radio Clyde in Glasgow.
A number of these plays won awards, including Bronze Medal at the New York International Radio Festival, Third Prize in the Radio Times Comedy Script Awards, and a play for Radio Clyde was chosen as the UK Independent Radio entry for the Prix Italia.
I have also written a couple of plays for the stage, both of which won awards. The first of these was The Scottish Television/Traverse Theatre Comedy Play Award, and the other was a joint winner in the Croydon Warehouse Theatre's International Play Award.
Moved from the isolated valley to the village of Lingen in Herefordshire, and then the market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire. I now turned to writing novels, which had been my first love, and, after a painfully slow and fustrating process, managed to find a really great agent who secured me a three book deal with Harper Collins. These books have now been published and I am currently working on two standalone novels. In the intervening time the children have flown the nest, we have spent three years in France, and are currently living in Bristol.