I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and spent many years doing less than ideal jobs in and around the Potteries five towns, before finally taking the plunge and quitting work to follow my creative side, after contracting asthma through dust and chemical inhalation. As a keen horse-racing fan, I started off in 2007 self-publishing racing how-to manuals.
But my real passion is for crime fiction, both reading and writing. Inspired by authors such as Peter James, Val McDermid, James Oswald, Kate Ellis, and Ian Rankin, and in need of a new challenge, I began writing crime fiction in 2014.
After months of hard slog and sheer determination, I finished my first novel: The Killer Shadow Thieves. This is (book 1) of my DI Tom Blake Murder Squad series of gritty crime books set in Stoke on Trent, involving charismatic DI Tom Blake and his larger-than-life sidekick DS Jon Murphy. Book 2, A Place of Reckoning, along with book 1, has been read by thousands of readers and both have hit the top 100 on Amazon several times since being released.
'An engrossing whodunit
that delivers an emotional punch
to the dark and twisted end'
Book #2 of the gripping DI Tom Blake crime series