Bio: Author of dark tales from the Dark Ages. Historian. Fantastic doodler. Fledgling archer. Facts: I was born in Wallasey, Merseyside in the UK and spent my formative years in Liverpool. I now live in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire, which is in the former kingdom of Mercia. When I was fifteen I produced my first published work and I went on to become a magazine columnist in 1999. In 2005 I trained at the University of Nottingham to be a history teacher. My first novel was published in 2012. I am married with one daughter, Amanda, and a cat. There is always a cat.