I write fantasy, steampunk and science fiction. I’ve had around fifty short stories published, ranging from the life of a sorrowful robot to a steampunk adventure in the sewers beneath Venice.
When not writing fiction I’ve worked as a teacher, academic, data analyst, project manager and, in my darkest hour, a call centre employee. Over the years I've studied medieval history, management, teaching and social research. I now work as a freelance writer for websites, books, apps, and anything else that needs words strung neatly together.
I indulge in all the best hobbies. Comics, wargames, board games, roleplay games (both live action and tabletop), and of course reading genre fiction. I like to think that it fuels my creativity. Really, it’s all just a big distraction, but isn’t that what life’s all about?
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By Sword, Stave or Stylus: Fantasy Short Stories
A gladiator painting with manticore blood.
A demon detective policing Hell.
A ninja who can turn into shadow.
Prepare to be swept away to worlds beyond our own in these thirteen short fantasy stories.
From a Foreign Shore: Stories of History and Alternate History
What if someone had conquered the Vikings, claiming to be their gods?
What if King Arthur's knights met a very different metal-clad warrior?
What if you were ordered to execute a statue, and hanging just didn't seem to work?
Five short stories explore different aspects of history, some of them grounded in reality, some alternative takes on the past as we know it.
Mud and Brass
How far would you go for love, or for justice, or for the perfect gearwheel? Niggle grew up a mudlark, hunting for scrap on the polluted river riverbanks of a steampunk city. Having dragged himself out of poverty through mechanical skill, he now finds an opportunity in the steam-powered heart of Mercer Shackleton's factory. Will he choose love or something else?
Riding the Mainspring: A Collection of Steampunk Short Stories
A steam-powered cowboy with a taste for death. A daring art heist in a moving city. A zeppelin flight through the smoke-filled skies of a Europe torn apart by volcanoes. This collection brings together nine stories of mechanical adventure from worlds where pistons and clockwork are king.
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