I was born in Dublin and moved to London when I was seven. I got my first typewriter when I was eight, had a poem I wrote about a snail published in a magazine when I was nine, and that was it – I was hooked on writing.
Because I never thought I’d actually be able to make a living as a writer, I decided I needed a trade to fall back on. So, naturally, I went to Sussex University to study philosophy.
While my plan of being paid big bucks to think deep thoughts never quite worked out, I did land a job as a junior copywriter with an ad agency a week after graduating. I’ve worked in advertising ever since, specialising in writing for videogames.
When I’m not writing ads for videogames featuring people being blown up, I write books for young adults featuring people being blown up*.