I was born in Hackney, London and grew up on the Bannister House Estate. I enjoyed English at school with my English teacher, Bernard Phillips, always encouraging me to enjoy reading.
At 16, I left school and started a 4 year printing apprenticeship. To say there were a few dodgy characters that I worked/mixed with would be an understatement. They included petty criminals, football hooligans and gangsters. Obviously great characters for my novels! As I grew older, my love for the Crime Fiction genre became more apparent. As the years rolled by I became more discerning. The Crime Fiction books I was reading were either too descriptive with little action, or too many characters that confused me. This led me to decide to write a crime novel that appealed to my own personal taste.
I spent five years researching books, magazines, documentaries, movies and internet articles on various subjects. I concentrated on reading fiction/non-fiction on the subjects of Organised Crime, the Mafia, Vice, Psychopaths and Policing.' I completed a creative writing course and attended workshops run by the Nottingham Writers Studio.
In 2016 I published my first Crime Fiction novel 'Loose Cannon' which received great reviews. The response from readers, bloggers, family and friends encouraged me to write 'Long Shot', the second book in the series and it was published in 2017. That too received amazing reviews which then prompted me to write the third and final book in the trilogy entitled 'Dark Secrets'. I wanted the series to end with a dramatic conclusion and so in 2019 it was finally published. The quotes from readers were amazing and I cannot thank everyone enough for their brilliant response.
I am currently working on another series as well as a standalone psychological thriller.