I’ve been writing most of my life, but I got my first cheque thirty-one years ago (good grief!), and I’ve managed to make a living out of it for the last twenty-five or so. I started out wanting to write novels, but got distracted by the animation industry, and over the years worked on many well-known shows, like ‘The Wombles’ (CITV 1996), ‘Amazing Animals’ (Disney Channel 1997, Emmy-nominated 1998), ‘Dennis and Gnasher’ (CBBC 2009), ‘Sabrina, Secrets of a Teenage Witch’ (The Hub Network 2013), and my own series, ‘The Baskervilles’ (CITV 2000), which has become a bit of a cult.
I was the co-creator of Lego® Bionicle®, and even got nominated for a Bafta, for writing, co-producing and co-directing (with Zoo Films, London) the Christmas Special ‘The Tale of Jack Frost’ (CBBC 2004), which ran on CBBC for six years or so.
But recently I returned to my first love, novels. My first one was ‘The Multiverse of Max Tovey’, a Young Adult fantasy novel about a troubled teenager who discovers to his alarm and amazement that his troubles are largely down to him being a time traveller. The latest one is ‘The Flying Monk’, a comedy fantasy novel set in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, a town so full of magic, myths and mayhem it has a 666 area code.
This doesn’t mean I’ve stopped script writing though. For more on my animation career, or even to hire me, head to the Scriptwriting Page.
I can be contacted at email@example.com