About the author

Biography

Long before I first became a published author, writing was my living.

My background is as a newspaper journalist, starting out with the South Yorkshire Times in 1984 and then on to the Derby Telegraph, until leaving full-time work in March 2022.

Most of my time at the Telegraph was as their cricket writer, a role that brought national recognition in the 2012 and 2013 England and Wales Cricket Board awards. I contributed for 12 years to the famed Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack and had many articles published in national magazines, annuals and newspapers.

Writing as a profession meant writing for pleasure had to be put on the back burner but when my work role changed, I returned to one of the many half-formed novels in my computer files and, this time, saw it through to publication.

That debut novel was Sunbeam (November 2019) and was soon followed by Family Business (June 2020) and Catalyst (February 2021). The Murder of Miss Perfect (July 2022) and Blood on Shakespeare’s Typewriter (September 2023) were published by SpellBound Books, but my latest, The 23-Day Girlfriend (June 2024), was self-published. 

All six are fast-moving, plot-twisting thrillers set in the city of my birth, Sheffield.

I live in Derby with my partner, Sue. We have two adult sons and have been adopted by a cat.