I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am married with two children.
I am a Young adult sci-fi, historical fiction and historical fantasy writer. I also write book and board game reviews and online articles on historical and gaming related topics. I own my own small publishing house Mercia Books and I am part of a board game design house
A keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo (the UK's largest hobby games convention). I am a board game designer and my first Board Game 'The Great Fire on London 1666' was published by Medusa Games and Prime Games in October 2010.