Born and raised in Scotland I ended up studying Medicine but decided to move into videogames instead. I have now worked at one of the largest UK game development and publishing companies for the past fifteen years.
I was always writing and drawing stories as a child. I wrote a full book (longhand!) aged about eight and was always either reading or writing science fiction and fantasy. Then came videogames and I was designing them, creating characters, environments, stories, and trying to make them with the very early game creation software that existed back then.
It's only in the last few years that I've had the itch to write again, and my debut novel POWERLESS was the result. Now I am about to release the sequel KILLING GODS, and nothing is going to stop me!
I am always ready to hear your thoughts @_tonycooper, or on my blog at hungryblackbird.com, thanks!
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When the baby son of a physically mutated eighties villain goes missing from protective care, he goes on a rampage to try and find him.
In his way stand a Child Protection Officer following her heart above her duty, a violent anti-hero group desperate for media attention, a seemingly benevolent hero-worshipping cult and Martin and Hayley struggling to work out who they can trust.
When the best friend of a retired superhero is killed by another power, Martin must drag himself out of his self-imposed isolation to find out who is responsible. In doing so he finds himself digging up a past he would rather forget, risking exposing the secret of why the team split up and destroying all their lives in the process.
'Powerless' Chapters 1-3: a retired hero is dragged from his self-imposed isolation when an old teammate is murdered by another power and he is tasked to find his killer.
'Lord of Shadow': a small boy finds solace in the darkness.
'Making Gods': two linguistics experts find an awkward romance over ancient carvings.
'The Colours of Jupiter': a group of scientists investigate the nature of time.