The short version…
Art, history, folklore, and bad medicine. I wrote Pseudotooth, Beauty Secrets of The Martyrs, and The Mighty Healer. I have Marfan syndrome, but my symmetry is still fearful.
And the long…
Born in Gibraltar in 1986, I grew up following my Navy family around the world. Always on the move, dealing with the effects of my connective tissue disorder, Marfan syndrome, I found friendly territory in fantasy, history, and Fortean oddities.
In 2007, I graduated from Cambridge’s Anglia Ruskin University with a First Class BA in Literature and Creative Writing. I went on to earn a Distinction Masters in Literature with special focus on Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The House of Life.
My short stories and poems have been variously published and anthologised. My story Cremating Imelda was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and The Forlorn Hope was long listed for the British Science Fiction Association Awards. My ‘delightfully weird’ novella, Beauty Secrets of The Martyrs, was released in 2015, and in October 2016 Pen & Sword published my first non-fiction book, The Mighty Healer: Thomas Holloway’s Patent Medicine Empire, a biography of my Victorian cousin who made his fortune with questionable remedies. Unsung Stories published my novel Pseudotooth in March 2017.
Currently, I write folklore and history features for Hellebore zine. I also edit CloisterFox, a new zine of British speculative fiction.
Upcoming projects include the Gothic short film Vestige directed by Craig Tonks, and Gore, a historical graphic novel illustrated by Ivo DeJager.