I am an author, a writer and a scientist, who’s just turned thirty and still likes a beer.
I’ve been writing creatively for six years now. I was playing far too much Playstation 2, and even though, at the time, I was possibly the best Pro Evolution exponent on the planet, I decided that it was best to do something a little more constructive with my life. I weighed it up, and decided to give either professional bullfighting, hardcore German superporn, or creative writing ago. After losing a gonad in the nastiest goring seen in the bullfighting circuit of Southern Spain, I was only left with one option: writing (there’s no room in hardcore porn for a man with one ball, which is the major reason for Hitler taking out his frustrations on Europe in the 1940s).
And here I am.
Champion of the Unfortunate
OK, so I made some of the last bit up. I actually lost both gonads in the bullfight.
First and foremost, I created a website and started blogging to promote my debut novel, The Great Right Hope, which was released in 2009 by LL-Publications. Since then, I have completed The Great Right Hope Trilogy, with A Fistful Of Rubbers being released in Autumn 2010 and Acracknophobia in Spring 2011. I’m really looking forward to attacking some new projects, and have started a couple which are completely unique, and of which I am very excited.
Befriender of Gingers
I am a scientist—somehow. I studied Chemistry at York University, and went on to become an Analytical Chemist, working in the pharmaceutical industry, R&D, for the past decade. It is time for a change, and I really fancy going back to school and undertaking a PhD. Writing about science is something I am looking to do a lot more of, mixing entertainment with interest. I’ve started blogging for the Royal Society of Chemistry social website; have a look at my science page to see what else I have going on in the field. I’m also branching into writing non-fiction articles, of which you’ll out a bit more: here.
Victim of Hoodies
When not writing or working I like to throw slabs of iron around in the gym. I once learned the entire Wing Chun Kung Fu system, but kinda forgot everything except there was a master called Yoo Suk Men. Still a gamer, Sid Tillsley is my Xbox tag. Love my ale. If you haven’t joined CAMRA, you should do!
Worse things do not happen at sea and I don’t want to talk about it
So there you have it: me. Take a look around the website, and definitely invest in The Great Right Hope trilogy, especially if you’re pissed off with vampires.