What is there to say about me? Well, I’m basically a massive geek with a love for science fiction, video games, and especially science fiction video games. My favourite films include Back to the Future, Blade Runner, The Empire Strikes Back, and all the even-numbered Star Trek films (and some parts of Star Trek III). I’m also a massive fan of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.
I started writing my first book Time Rep back in 2002, just as I was finishing university (where I studied English Literature). Little did I know how bloody hard writing a book was, and it took me six years to finish the first draft, which by all accounts was fairly crap.
But I didn’t give up – I kept working on the book until it was somewhat bearable to read, and eventually it was published by Diversion Books in 2010. Since then, I’ve had two other books published: a sequel called Time Rep: Continuum, and Note to Self. I have also finished two as-yet unpublished books – the final part of the Time Rep trilogy, and a futuristic murder mystery called The Electric Detective. Or maybe they are published by the time you read this, and I’ve forgotten to update my bio. Let me know!
As much as I would love to dedicate all my time to writing (outside of eating, sleeping, maintaining a basic standard or personal hygiene, playing video games, spending time with my beautiful wife, and going on the odd walk), the reality is that I do not earn enough from my books for it to be my full time job, so I also work at the Natural History Museum in London, which I enjoy tremendously. Seriously – how many people get to walk past a Stegosaurus every morning?