I live in Hastings, a town known for its love of the offbeat and original, where normal is seen as an affliction rather than an aspiration. It’s a very creative place – everyone seems to be an artist or a musician or a poet, and that inventiveness becomes infectious. I’ve always written, and always with a focus on the darkly humorous, contrasting the weird with the everyday; disturbing and unexpected events interrupting the flow of life and revealing its absurdity. Roadkill is my first novel. A number of my shorter stories have also been published, including Transmission, The Gift, All Saints and Kippers Can’t Swim. I’m currently working on the sequel to Roadkill, along with other unrelated pieces.