background, CV and contact details
I was born in Cardiff in 1964. I grew up in Roath, Cardiff, went to school at Howardian High
School, studied History at UCW, Aberystwyth and I have an MA (distinction) in The Teaching And Practice of Creative
Writing from Cardiff University (2010). I've directed and written many radio programmes for BBC Radio Wales including
the situation comedy series: 'The Fishford Observer', 'Favorites' and 'Pub Globo'. I've written
short stories for BBC Radio 4 and plays for Radio 4's and Radio 2. I've written widely for children, working
as a scriptwriter on CBBC's Story of Tracy Beaker and S4C's The Baaas and writing the succesful Rugby Zombie books
for young readers.
My work is often characterised as funny, quirky and full of ideas. I think that there
is something quite sad about the fact that life, ultimately, is comic – either that or it’s indescribable.
As well as writing, I facilitate workshops on script and story writing for schools, colleges, organisations and
universities. I've worked extensively BA and MA students of creative writing on graduate and post graduate programmes
focusing on the development of new work. In schools and colleges I work with pupils from year 6 and up, developing creativity,
oracy, literacy and confidence. Often my school workshops are focussed on the delivery of a specific product.
I also write on intellectual property for the UK Intellectual Property Office, the World Intellectual Property
Office and recently structured and wrote the new website for the European trade marks and design registry - OHIM.
And The Men' (BBC Radio 4, 1994)
'Atlantis' (BBC Radio 4, 2003)
'The End Of The Iron Age'
(BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre, 2005)
'Over Troubled Water' (BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre, 2005)
Nation Grieves' (BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre, 2005)
'Rubens Goes To Town' (BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre,
'Wet' (BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre, 2005)
'The Well' (BBC Radio Wales/Torch Theatre,
'The Fridge' (HTV, 1993)
'Two Bit' (HTV, 1993)
Crowd In The Countryside' (HTV, 1993)
'The Creative Mine' new commission tx
'The Priest The Badger And The Little Green Men (Radio 4 2011)
'The Pembrokeshire Underground'
(Radio 3, 2005)
'Postcards From Home' (Radio Wales, 2001)
'The Things We Leave Behind' (Radio
'Straight Talk' (Made In Wales Stage Company/Wales Fargo, 2004 and 2009)
'Pub Globo' (BBC Radio Wales, 1999-2002)
Radio Wales, 2002)
'The Fishford Observer' (BBC Radio Wales, 2003)
'Community Cabaret' (BBC
Radio Wales, 2005-7)
'Saint David' (New Welsh Review, 1999)
'Hurry On Sundown'
(BBC Radio 4, 2009)
'The Rugby Zombies' (Gomer Press, 2010)
'The Rugby Zombies - Number
Two' (Gomer Press, 2011)
'The Rugby Zombies - The Last International' (Gomer Press 2012)
Dreams' - (Firefly Press, 2014)