He was born in Essex, raised in Berkshire and now live in Sheffield. He grew up in the 80s reading anything he could get my hands on at the library, writing stories, watching large amounts of television, playing videogames, and largely avoiding the great outdoors. He spent five years trying to master playing the electronic organ and another five trying to learn Spanish. It didn’t take me too long to realise that I’d be better off sticking to the writing.
After a few “proper” jobs (among them: pot-washer, optician’s receptionist, supermarket warehouse operative, call-centre telephonist and storage salesman) I discovered the joys of book-selling, where I could talk to people about books all day.
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