Children and Young Adult Fiction
Since I was given a Fisher Price toy typewriter for Christmas when I was 5-years-old, I’ve loved writing stories. And my favourite thing to write is children and young adult books. At the moment, I’m working on an exciting, moving and adventure-filled young adult coming-of-age book about pirates, growing up, love, loss and overcoming evil.
I’m also working on a comedy book, several picture books and a Victorian murder mystery for young adults.
TV and Film Scripts
I’ve written scripts for the BBC’s prime-time hospital dramas Casualty and Holby City, children’s animation scripts for ITV, Doctor Who comic scripts and have recently written two new pilot scripts: one for CiTV and the other an American sci-fi TV show.
I have edited a TV series pilot that Spielberg’s Dreamworks have seen. Steven Spielberg himself is rumoured to actually have read it.
In the past I’ve directed comedies by Victoria Wood and Sir Terry Pratchett. The Pratchett play, Mort, was a lot of fun to do. In charge of 50 cast and crew, I designed sets, did auditions, prop-making, production marketing, script editing, budgets and generally enthused the passion of Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy novel into the actors and audience. I also starred in Mort too.
I find the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland (every August) is one of the best places to see a range of cutting-edge performers create new, moving and controversial experiences for audiences.
I’m always getting involved in a range of creative projects (not just writing ones), so if you need help with creative direction or a scriptwriter/editor for your play please go to my contact page and drop me a line.