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I started writing novels and sports books in 2003. I have now written or co-written 65 titles, including the non-fiction bestseller 'The Sledger’s Handbook: How to Deliver the Perfect Cricketing Insult' (2006). I've edited more than 40 books, including the 'Discarded Science' series for Hugo Award-winning author Paul Barnett. I also work as a freelance copywriter/sub-editor for The Daily Telegraph.
I've written six feature screenplays, four of which have been commissioned or optioned. I've edited another three scripts for Wind Waltz Pictures and Liana Hall. I'm now developing my children’s book, The Battle of Boxhill, into a feature-length animation. My script (for the Boxhill project) reached the quarter-final of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
The Battle of Boxhill Budget: $30M+ | Adventure ⋄ Animation ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family When a gamekeeper steals his eggs and kidnaps his partner, a young falcon is forced to recruit unwilling allies to help him rescue his family.
Down the Devil's Road Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama When ex-con Jack is forced to rob a bank to pay off an old debt, he discovers something unexpected in the vault. Now he has the police on his tail and the mob after his family.
The Little English Boy Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Thriller ⋄ War ⋄ Historical ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Biography When Danish pilot Hans Gundelach escapes occupied France to England in 1940 with sensitive German documents, he’s soon arrested as a spy. Can a young English boy save him from the death penalty?
Unparalleled Budget: $30M+ | Action ⋄ Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Drama When Jason is murdered to conceal a controversial medical discovery, he becomes a different version of himself in an alternate reality. Can he unravel the mysteries of this parallel universe and find the assassin before he's killed again?
Menace Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A young couple's lives are turned upside down when an unscrupulous brewery installs a nightmare tenant at the pub next door.
I See Spiders Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama An architect suffers disturbing hallucinations after a Parkinson’s diagnosis so he puts himself forward for a radical new treatment, but then he finds his troubles are only just beginning.
Lost Paradise Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Romance A young gardener falls for a wealthy aristocrat, only for the First World War to shatter their dreams of a life together.
The Last Battle Budget: $10M - $30M | War ⋄ Action When an inexperienced American marksman is thrust into the Second World War’s most ferocious battle, he overpowers the enemy using unorthodox means.
Quarter-finalist at the 2016 Austin Film Festival with 'The Battle of Boxhill'
Sales of 25,000 for The Sledger's Handbook
Song 'Satin' aired by Virgin Radio in 2001