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I've been writing all my life - or helping others to write. I started working life as an English teacher and then left to work as a publisher of educational books for schools and students, but for the last 20 years, I have been a full-time writer, although I still manage and run publishing projects.

My first published work was a poem in a magazine called 'Footnotes.' Later on I developed a whole series of stories and plays called 'On the edge' (published by Folens/OUP)  based around a fictional town called Brightsea with its own interactive map and online games. Since then I have written many more books, including some you can see on this site: non-fiction about weird bugs, dead kings, cunning spies (part of Collins 'Read On' series), and short fiction about talent competitions and ghostly cinemas. I have written lots of school books, too - but this site isn't really about those, though they can be found on my Amazon author page (if you're interested)

In the last four years, three of my short stories have won or been short-listed for prizes. I recently finished a first fantasy novel, 'The Rise of the Andahar' and am working on a Young Adult novel, 'The Storm-chasers' Daughter' and continue to write scripts as part of Directors' Cut Theatre community. There is more about my work and life in the blog. I hope you enjoy looking at the site and learning more about my writing, and please do get in contact if you'd like to know more at 

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