Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
After working for years in the legal profession in London, I decided on a change of career and returned to University to study psychology, ultimately obtaining a research degree in cognition and neuroscience. I now live by the sea in Sussex and have given up the day job to write science fiction. My first novel, Crater’s Edge has been published by Solstice Publishing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My first novel is called Crater’s Edge and is traditional science fiction. I’ve always enjoyed science fiction and had an interesting idea for a dystopian society, where a solution has to be found to overcrowding. The story is told against the background of this unusual society.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Once I get started, I don’t want to leave my characters alone and resent interruptions.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are so many that I couldn’t name them all. I’ve read everything that Philip K Dick has written. I also loved Michael Crichton and have read a lot of Iain M Banks. I also enjoy Hugh Howey.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just completed the first draft of a sequel to Crater’s Edge. I’m very excited about it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up and you’ll get there eventually.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading a biography of Mao Tse-Tung – “Mao The Unknown Story” by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, and also “The Algebraist” by Iain M Banks.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a compelling idea for another science fiction novel, that just has to be written.