Elliot.

I was born and raised in North London. After leaving school, I bummed about for a while, playing in bands, working in pubs and clubs, following my questionable instincts and surviving relatively unscathed. I moved down to Brighton to study Psychology at the turn of the millennium and remember very little of it. After that, I journeyed back to the capital and spent the rest of my twenties in something of a haze.

All through that period though, I remained a voracious reader. I’d loved books since I was a kid, and remember my Dad once asking me the sensible question of what I wanted to be when I grew up: I told him a writer, of course. Crime in all its guises was my genre of choice, and my heroes were the likes of Robert B. Parker, Stephen King and Derek Raymond. But my conviction to write faded as other predilections took over, and it was only on the dawn of my thirtieth that the ambition reignited.

Fast-forward a few years, and I’m now a married father with a grown-up job, whose passion for writing has never been greater. I work as a community psychiatric nurse in my local area, a job that gives me a pretty good pool of ideas for characters and plots. I’ve written a novel I’m happy with called ‘BROWN EYED GIRL’ which introduces private investigator Kasper to the world, and I’ve already drafted out the next in this series. I’m interested in writing hardboiled, real-life fiction that captures that London I know and the people I see inhabit it. Nothing cosy. I’m also working on several short story ideas, and have a noir stand-alone piece in the making.

This website is designed for a few things: first off, I’d like to showcase my own writing journey, uploading work and thoughts as they arise. In addition, I would like to share my enthusiasm by writing reviews about novels I like, or indeed anything else that tickles my fancy.

If you would like me to write a review for your book, or would just like to make contact for a chat, please do so.

So that’s the story so far… thanks for visiting.

 

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