I was born in Dublin and moved to London when I was seven.
I got my first typewriter when I was eight, had a poem I wrote about a snail published in a magazine when I was nine, and that was it – I was hooked on writing.
Because I never thought I’d actually be able to make a living as a writer, I decided I needed a trade to fall back on. So, naturally, I went to Sussex University to study philosophy.
While my plan of being paid big bucks to think deep thoughts never quite worked out, I did land a job as a junior copywriter with an ad agency a week after graduating. I’ve worked in advertising ever since, specialising in writing for videogames.
My greatest achievement was when Tom Baker told me a script I wrote was funny. He was being paid.
You can see some of my copywriting stuff here.
I’m represented by James Wills at Watson, Little.
INTERVIEWS & GUEST POSTS:
Dear Teen Me – a letter to my 13-year old self
oopsireadabookagain – interview with Scott Tyler (the MC in Shift)
Waterstones YA Bluewater – interview
My bookish ways – interview
Wingedreviews – interview
Tsanareads – interview