I was born, and grew up in the City of Brighton in England. My undergraduate degree was actually in art, and I worked as an illustrator for many years, first in London, and then in New York.
I started writing seriously about 20 years ago.
I published my first picture book for children, PAPER PARADE, in 2004.
Since then I have published about a dozen books, mostly for children, including two Young Adult novels.
I won a couple of awards: A FLYING START from Publisher’s Weekly, for PAPER PARADE, and a NEWCOMER TO WATCH from Horn Book, for SEVEN STORIES.
In November 2004 I started compiling a weekly comic for Publisher’s Weekly, entitled TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE. Since then I have produced over 700 of the comics.