I write contemporary fiction much of which is set in Birmingham, including my novels: No Place, Deeds Not Words and Park Life. I have a short ghost story in this anthology and you can read a couple of very short pieces of mine online at The Pygmy Giant and The Drabble. If you're a fan of festive fiction, a couple of my short stories are in this free Christmas anthology.
If you'd like a peek inside my writing world this interview by Jane Davis gives you just that. I've also shared the view from my writing desk with Clare Flynn. You could spend 60 seconds getting to know me here. If you use Goodreads you can chat about my books there. I'd love to hear what you think so do please post your reviews online or get in touch.
As well as writing fiction, I also offer editorial services, run the PoW-WoW Writers' Group and chair the annual PoW-WoW Festival of Writing.
17th November - OxfamReads! I'll be at the Kings Heath Oxfam shop, reading from and discussing No Place.
28th November - I'll be reading a short story at the fourth Books and Beer evening. These are held in The Gunmakers' Arms pub in Birmingham. It's a free event, but do register here.
I love meeting readers and am happy to attend events to talk about No Place, Deeds Not Words and Park Life, books in general, writing and anything else which crops up. I've also given talks to writers interested in self-publishing and run writing workshops for writers' groups or for adults who'd like to get started in writing fiction. Do get in touch if you'd like me to visit your group or event.
Think you've seen me somewhere before? Previous events I've spoken at include: Off the Page and Short and Sweet at the Library of Birmingham, Book to the Future festival at the University of Birmingham, Triskele LitFest, BookCrossing UK UnConvention, libraries including: Kings Norton, Water Orton, Sutton Coldfield, Northfield, West Heath and Sheldon and at the #TheCultureHour, Pigeon Park Press and Birmingham Readers' Map Spoken Word events. Or you may have heard me on the Adrian Goldberg radio show on BBC WM or CeeCee's MidMorning show on NewStyle Radio.