I knew I wanted to be a writer at the age of 6, when I saw The Dark Crystal at the cinema. I wrote scripts, stories, poems and magazines and won a BBC Radio 5 journalism commendation, before getting my first job at Chatsworth Television in London in 1996.
Since then, I've worked in theatre, music, bookselling and coffee making. As a freelance writer and editor, I've worked on books, games, magazines and sports.
In 2009, I joined the City Lit Writing Children's Books course and was tutored by the brilliant Lou Kuenzler. My first book, The Wishing Doll was published in 2014 by Badger Learning, followed by four more.
In 2011, I was a BBC Writer's Room semi-finalist in their children's TV series scriptwriting competition and in 2014, the Jim Henson company made me an editor's choice in their Dark Crystal Author Quest.
I'm currently working on a horror screenplay for Sun Rocket Films and I have a children's MG fiction series in progress.
Published by Badger Learning. The Wishing Doll, Amazing Racing, Social Superstars, Remember Rosie and Silent Nation are available now from Badger Learning, Waterstones, Amazon and other online booksellers.
Editor's Choice: The Dark Crystal Author Quest 2014 (Jim Henson Co/Penguin Books US/Grosset & Dunlap)
Semi-Finalist: BBC Writers Room/CBeebies "Get A Squiggle On" scriptwriter search 2011
Photo (c) Jan Dunning 2014