I am a location-independent writer, artist, game designer and publisher. Information about the things I make and do can be found under the tabs at the top of this page. I am tall. I am indecisive. I am occasionally impractical. I completed my undergraduate degree at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent before moving to Norwich to join the MA program at the University of East Anglia. I am generally preoccupied with theme parks, abandoned buildings and unusual museums.
I am currently working on a young adult novel about a boy who can turn himself inside out, as well as a game about the experience of being poor. I sometimes interview interesting people – most recently an amnesiac and an ex-vampire. I spent a large part of last year writing one complete short story for each calendar day. I sometimes busk with a typewriter at various festivals.
My stories and poems have been published in several literary magazines including Ambit, Aesthetica, Brittle Star, Fractured West and Litro. My short story “Days Necrotic” won the Manchester Fiction Prize, and my other stories have won the Bare Fiction Prize and been shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize, Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and Storgy short story competition. They have also been highly commended in the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition, selected for the Best Of The Net Anthology, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My novel manuscript You Must Be Charlie’s Brother was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize.
In my spare time I run and edit Neon Literary Magazine, which is now more than forty issues old, and is published alongside a growing range of chapbooks and pamphlets. I am available for hire as a freelance writer, editor or consultant. I chart my ever-changing preoccupations on Twitter, occasionally post pictures of stories on Instagram, and am unenthusiastically present on LinkedIn. I cannot, in theory, be found on Facebook.