Award-Winning Children's Writer,
Ex-Zombie and
Part-Time Superhero


This is my "official" website where you can read all sorts of random stuff about me and I can pretend to be grown-up for a change.

I Won an Award!

I'm very pleased to report that my Stew Magazine short story The Last Typewriter is the honors winner in the fiction category of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award.
This is, of course, totally awesome, and I'm very happy and honoured to have been recognised for my children's short fiction!

Stew Magazine Issue 7

It's a whole year since Stew Magazine began publishing, and I'm pleased to say that one of my short stories has appeared in every issue. In my (fairly humble) opinion, my story in issue 7 is the best yet, a dark and twisty tale of government conspiracy set against the background of a deadly virus outbreak in Louisiana, USA.

You can read all about the real world events that led to me writing State of Emergency on my blog. Or, if you want to cut to the chase, order a copy of Stew issue 7 to read the story and a whole host of other great articles.

Lose the Plot with the Massive Mash-Up Machine

I've posted a fantastic new gadget on my writers' blog, which readers may get a kick out of too. The Massive Mash-Up Machine smashes together existing books and movies to make something totally new. Go try it out!

Here's an example of what happened when Die Hard met Rainbow Magic:

(Please Note: While the Massive Mash-Up Machine does contain the plots of several adult books and films, it doesn't feature any swearing or inappropriate content. Well, unless you find the idea of Winnie-the-Pooh fighting aliens or joining the Mafia to be inappropriate. Which, now I think about it, you might...)