Award-Winning Children's Writer,
Illustrator and
Reluctant Superhero

Welcome

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'm represented by Heather Cashman at Storm Literary

ANTISOCI@L MEDIA Comic Series



All four episodes of my comic strip for writers and illustrators are available at SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine. Antisoci@l Media is a fun look at the highs and lows of social media for creative people.

Check out ANTISOCI@L MEDIA here.

Ten Years as a Discovered Voice: What I’ve Learnt



I'm delighted to be the first Undiscovered Voices 2022 guest blogger. Find out about my journey in the ten(ish) years since I was selected for Undiscovered Voices, and why it's all been worth it, even when things didn't go exactly to plan...

Read the blog post on the Undiscovered Voices site.

Mixing it Up - Challenging My Unconscious Biases to Add Diversity to My Writing

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

As a straight, white man, how can I add diversity to my work in a realistic, sensitive and respectful way? In my blog post for Notes from the Slushpile, I talk about exactly how I went about this process for my latest graphic novel.


My Comic Book Inspirations



As a child, I loved the British humour comics that dropped through my letterbox each week. In an article for SCBWI Words & Pictures, I talk about how these titles shaped my creative worldview as a writer and illustrator.


My Magazine Merit Award Story



I was honoured to be asked to kick off a new series on SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine, all about SCBWI's awards, grants and scholarships.

Here I am talking about my 2015 Magazine Merit Award win for my short story The Last Typewriter, which you can also read right here on my site.



Me and My Agent Article with Heather Cashman


What's it like to work with an agent who lives 4,000 miles away from you? And what's it like for them?

Read my collaborative post with Heather Cashman for SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine, to find out how we work together.

 

different paths

college campus lawn

wires in front of sky

aerial perspective

clouds

clouds over the highway

The Poultney Inn

apartment for rent