At least that’s what it says on the dust jacket of my books. But if you’re looking at this page I guess you want a little more information, so…
I was born in 1973 and wanted to write from an early age. At school I had the same English teacher as Douglas Adams. I went to London University and although I didn’t enjoy my time there it did allow me to read widely, everything from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the post-modern novel. I wrote my dissertation on Conrad.
After university I lived and worked all over the world. For several years Brazil was home; then Egypt. During this whole period I wrote constantly. My first serious attempt to get published began in 1997 though it was to be another twelve years till I secured a deal. It’s the one thing I say to all unpublished novelists: you need perseverance!
As a writer I’m drawn to what I think of as ‘mythic’ storytelling and fantastic realism. I suspect this comes from my earliest influences. I have a Greek family background and was brought up on tales of the Gods, Odysseus and Theseus. I was also part of the ‘Star Wars generation’ and loved the westerns of Sergio Leone.