I am a location-independent writer, artist, game designer and publisher. Information about and links to the things I make 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 interview interesting people – most recently an amnesiac and an ex-vampire. I sometimes busk with a typewriter at various festivals. I organise an alternative writers’ retreat in a series of abandoned and liminal spaces.
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 manuscript consultant. I chart my ever-changing preoccupations on Twitter and occasionally post pictures of stories on Instagram. I cannot, in theory, be found on Facebook.