He studied English at Newcastle University, but now works in a complex of subterranean operating theatres where he gets to wear blue pyjamas and deal with machines that go bing!
He writes humorous fantasy stories when relaxed and horror when looking over his shoulder. As well as fiction, his interests include loud music, spiders, Vincent Price films, big cities, Red Dwarf, playing poker and going to the pub.
He lives with his very patient wife, Allison. They have a deranged cat that looks like Hitler.