I grew up in the city of Leicester in the U.K before getting an English degree from Loughborough University and then an MA in Early Modern History from the University of York. I worked for a brief period at W.H. Smith as a sales assistant whilst I wrote freelance for magazines and newspapers and fiction whenever I could. I was lucky enough to interview some of my favourite writers such as Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, and the late Iain Banks which set me down the path of writing a crime novel.
These days you can find me traveling the world and meeting lots of fascinating new people and visiting friends. I found myself stuck in Vietnam during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Like many people, the lockdown is what spurred me on to finish my book and pursue a book deal.
I had the idea for The Talk Show whilst on a work experience placement in London during my undergraduate degree. I imagined what life would be like in the highly pressured media bubble of London for someone like me just starting out and how that could have potentially damaging repercussions that bear out through the novel.
It’s always nice to connect with readers so do feel free to reach out to me on E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and hopefully, when all this madness is finally over, in person at some events.
Read my 2013 column in The Guardian discussing my views on over-testing in the British education system.
Read all about the infamous 1858 Bradford Sweets Poisoning and how it had major implications on drugs policies that still exist today.
How Britain went off the rails with stocks and shares in the famous Railway Mania of the 1840s.
Read about my serendipitous friendship with Emily and how we kept bumping into each on our travels around the world.
From catholic plotting to putting Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial for WWI, read my pieces of All About History magazine.
Read my interviews with bestselling writers Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Iain Banks in this magazine for writers.