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 generally preoccupied with theme parks, cults, abandoned buildings, true crime and urban mythology.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent before moving to Norwich to join the MA Creative Writing program at the University of East Anglia. More recently I can usually be found in London, Edinburgh or Prague.
My first chapbook, When You Lived Inside The Walls, is published by Stonewood Press as part of their thumbprint series. It’s a collection of my three best short stories, and you can get a copy in print right here.
I am currently working on a young adult novel about a boy who can turn himself inside out, and 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 2015 writing one complete short story for each calendar day. I sometimes busk with a typewriter at various festivals.
I have been published in several literary magazines including Ambit, Aesthetica, Brittle Star, Fractured West and Litro. My work has been selected for the Best British Short Stories 2017 anthology. 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 one of the longest-running independent literary magazines in the UK, 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.