Every author needs a day job, if only to remind them why they write.
In my case, I work for a company that publishes a series of regional B2B print magazines based in Manchester, UK.
So that's my trade, a journalist, but by inclination I'm a creative writer, and have been for almost as long as I can remember.
My work tends to spread itself around the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres, but it does like to venture into the satirical and the political every now and again.
Short stories have found their way into a number of small press journals over the years, along with a couple of anthologies, but novels remain the main focus of my writing.
More personally, I was born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, but these days I live in Stoke-on-Trent and commute up to Manchester for the day job.