About me

I’m a writer, poet and occasional musician.

I’ve published two novels with Gollancz. My first book, ‘Crashing Heaven’ is about an accountant of the future, a psychotic virtual ventriloquist’s dummy and the sentient corporations who are persecuting them both. It was followed by a stand-alone sequel, ‘Waking Hell’, in which the past turns militant and attacks the future, and only a dead estate agent can save everyone.

I’m currently deep in the next book, a near-future arborpunk thriller called ‘Smoking Mirror’.  Imagine John Le Carré, J.G. Ballard and Edith Nesbit meeting up for a few pints in a pub under Chanctonbury Ring, and you’re about there.

And I’ve been publishing SF, fantasy and horror stories and novellas for the last fifteen years or so. They’ve appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Postscripts and elsewhere – more details on the In print page.

When I’m not writing books I sort out tech and financial companies’ brand language. You can read about my corporate marketing life over on my copywriting and branding site.