I was born in London in 1969, lived in Devon until I was eight, and the next twenty years were spent in Newport. My wife Tracey and I then did a Good Thing and moved back to the country, and we now live in the little village of Goytre in Monmouthshire with our kids Ellie and Daniel (who aren’t really kids anymore … who knew they grew up?). It’s a lovely place – pub, shop, chip shop, school – and we’re very happy here. Two minutes’ walk in any direction and we’re in the countryside, and the area has featured, intentionally or not, in much of my writing.

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. All through my teens I started and failed to complete a load of novels, and it wasn’t until my early twenties that I really started to work hard at completing work and sending it off for consideration for magazines. 

My first published story was in the UK indie magazine Psychotrope in 1994, and in 1997 Tanjen published my first novel Mesmer. Since then I’ve had over forty novels published in the UK, USA, and translated around the world, by such publishers as HarperCollins, Bantam Spectra, Titan, Century, Hammer/Arrow Books, Allison & Busby, Night Shade Books, Simon & Schuster, Leisure Books, PS Publishing, Necessary Evil Press, Cemetery Dance and many others, with more books due soon.. Check out the Library section for details.

My novel The Silence is a Netflix Movie starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka (and also me, as a bloodied corpse … you’ve got to be quick on the pause button to spot me). My novella Pay The Ghost was adapted and starred Nicolas Cage. I have other properties in various stages of development, and I’m hoping to have more exciting announcements soon.

As well as writing, I love triathlon, and I can always be found swimming, biking and running around the Monmouthshire countryside. This love of endurance sport has found its way into my writing in such novels as The Hunt and Eden, and I’ve even written a non-fiction book about my fitness journey called Run Walk Crawl: Getting Fit In My Forties.

Lots more exciting projects on the horizon. And lots more triathlons, too. Check out my blog for ongoing news! Thanks for visiting. 

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