Writer. Reader. Runner. Star Wars Nerd.
Wattys Winner 2022 (fantasy).
Wattys Winner 2021 (horror).

I grew up in Surrey, England and spent most of my childhood dancing and acting, learning musical instruments, building vast Lego cities and infuriating domino rallies, creating board games and secret societies.

But it wasn't until I discovered Ian Livingstone's 'Fighting Fantasy' books and Terry Pratchett's life-changing Discworld novels, that I fell in love with reading and writing.

After completing a degree in Writing from Dartington College of Arts, I self-published my debut novel Spritz, a black comedy about hope and dreams, obsession and addiction.

Since then my focus has been on Middle Grade and Young Adult novels including book one of The Madison Chronicles series: Sadie Madison and the Boy in the Crimson Scarf (Wattys Winner 2022), The Last Scarecrow (Wattys Winner 2021), Tales of Sorrow, and Shadowling. I'm currently querying the first book in a new sci-fi adventure series 'Harper Hale and the Crystal of Shadows' while working sequels to Harper Hale and The Last Scarecrow.

As well as writing, I work as a graphic designer and musician. I run marathons and collect Lara Croft memorabilia.
  • Brighton, England
  • JoinedMarch 31, 2020

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Neiljhart Neiljhart Sep 01, 2023 08:11AM
Chapter 21 of 'Hope's Ruin' is now LIVE.  I've almost finished with the initial edit for the remaining chapters so all on track for weekly updates until the finale. I hope you're all enjoying this ne...
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