I'm a novelist who writes psychological thrillers. I also do stand-up comedy. When I'm not doing either of those, I am a university lecturer, teaching radio journalism and production.
I was born in Portsmouth and studied English at University College London, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Radio Journalism in Falmouth. I worked in commercial local radio for 20 years - firstly as a journalist at Ocean Sound in Hampshire, then as Director of Programming at Lincs FM in Lincolnshire.
I took a career break in my early forties to concentrate on writing novels and doing stand-up comedy. I also taught radio journalism, creative writing and comedy sketch-writing. I joined the BBC in 2012, initially as Managing Editor of BBC Radio Leicester and then as a lead trainer for BBC Academy.
I now combine writing and comedy with a career as a part-time lecturer at both the University of Lincoln and the University of Wolverhampton.