I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, was published in the UK and Commonwealth in April 2013 by Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus, and will be released in the US in May 2014. I’ve already delivered the follow-up, Binary, which is scheduled for publication in the UK in April 2014. I’ll be spending much of the next year writing the third book, Gillung.
In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive web app to make it easier for myself and other writers to spend at least 15 minutes a day making stuff up.
I like good conversation when I can get it. I think more than I talk; sometimes I think I talk more than I should. I try to be fair, and don’t always succeed. I’m curious about almost everything. I’ll use this blog to think out loud, and to share what interests, inspires and challenges me.