At an old wooden desk in a chilly sports hall, a teenage Hollis Thompson first realised he wanted to write. The exam paper asked for a short scene about a person being chased. Hollis ran over the word count.
Then he ran out of paper. Then he wrote on the back...
Many (enough) years later, he has developed a flavour for fast-paced fiction, and a sense of paranoia that has invited comparison to the likes of James Herbert, Kafka, and his main source of inspiration, H. G. Wells.
Other favourites include John Wyndham and the modern horror of Graham Masterton.