I've spent three years honing my skills studying creative writing at the Open University for which I have now achieved a distinction as part of a mixed first class honours BA degree.
My major achievements to date are an audio recording of my children’s story ‘The Wrong Jack’ featuring Film & TV actor Conrad Nelson that has been developed into a radio play for ‘The Wireless Theatre' and several writing credits on BBC Radio 4 Extra's 'Newsjack' (Ep 2, series 8, broadcast: 21/02/2013. Ep 6, Series 8, 21/03/2013. Ep2, series 9, 26/09/2013. Ep3, Series 9, 03/10/2013. Ep4, Series 9, 10/10/2013. Ep5, Series 9, 17/10/2013. Ep6 Series 9, 24/10/2013. Ep 1, Series 10, 06/03/2014. Ep5, Series 10, 03/04/2014. Ep 1, Series 11, 25/09/2014, Ep5, Series 11, 23/11/2014. Ep 4, Series 12, 19/03/2015, Series 13, 17/09/2015, Series 14, 11/02/2016)... including four sketches.
I have also been published as a contributing poet (for my poem "I'm alright Jack") in a collection by mardibooks, available through Amazon (click on the image to the lower right hand side to link to the Amazon page)
Much of 2013 was spent working on a major community engagement project in Stoke on Trent part funded by the Arts Council (follow the 'Unearthed' link).
The link below is the first episode of the project that I wrote, narrated and produced the soundtrack for. It is a really tragic yet inspiring story and I was honoured to be able to do my part to keep it alive. Please visit the Unearthed Website linked on this page to find out more about the whole project. (I have composed music to a poem I wrote that has been performed (see music page) and completed a sound-scape based on contributers comments that was used in the project unveiling ceremony).
In 2014 I self-published a speculative fiction collection called 'The Dimension Scales and other stories'.
2015/16 I've been working on my follow up title, my first full science ficiton novel 'The Great Connection' which is due for release (one way or the other) in mid to late 2016, shortly followed by book 3, working title 'Transported'.