My first novel, Stolen, was published in 2013 and was one of the winners of the first Northern Crime Competition. I also won a Northern Writers’ Time to Write Award in 2010 for the same book. My second novel, Gone, was released in January 2015 and my third, Tell Me Lies in March 2016, both by Mulholland. The fourth, Murder in Slow Motion, has just been released.
I’m currently working on a historical novel called Devotion which is based on the life of philosopher Peter Abelard.
I have a degree in Film and Media from the University of Sunderland and an MA in Creative Writing from Teesside University. As I collect courses like other people collect stamps, I also have qualifications in Film and TV Production and Music Management, and have done several short courses including Crime Scene Investigation and Criminology.
I have lived and worked in Holland and London, and in 2002 I travelled around the USA on Greyhound bus. One day I will write about that.
I also have two dogs – both lurchers – who are extremely naughty but extremely adorable too.