Scriptwriter and Author

I have been a freelance writer for over twenty years. I have written for BBC1's Doctors, Channel Five's Family Affairs and RTÉ's Fair City. I was lead writer on CBBC's Crisis Control, and am the author of eleven novels and audiobooks, two audio plays for Big Finish, and eight non-fiction books, mostly concerning television in general and Doctor Who in particular.

I've also written comic strips, short stories and journalism, and have a number of original film and television projects in development. I live in Somerset, and am married to a GP.

I am represented by JFL Agency Ltd (scripts) and The Marsh Agency (books). Click on Contact Me for more details.

I am a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, the Royal Television Society and BAFTA.

Latest News

25 October
My second ep of Fair City was on RTÉ One on 14 October; it's still available on RTÉ Player for a few more days.

7 July
My first episode of Fair City is on RTÉ One in Ireland this Thursday (9 July) at 8pm. After that it will be available worldwide on RTÉ Player.

4 June
The First Doctor Companion Chronicles box set was released yesterday. It features The Unwinding World by Ian Potter, The Founding Fathers and The Locked Room by Simon Guerrier, and my Susan story The Sleeping Blood. It can be bought direct from Big Finish here.

13 May
In February I was asked to write for RTÉ's soap Fair City (series 26, episode 111, to be precise). Work was (largely) completed by the end of April, and yesterday I was asked to write another, so I think it's time to share the news! I'm off to Dublin again next week, and I will post a link to RTÉ Player here in due course. My first TV commission(s) of 2015. Hurrah!

17 April 2015
I'm pleased to announce that my first commission of 2015 is an audiobook for Big Finish's forthcoming First Doctor Companion Chronicles box set. In actual fact, my work was completed back in February, and I had the very great pleasure on Monday of hearing the wonderful Carole Ann Ford bring my story to life, under the expert eye of director Lisa Bowerman. A magical experience, and I'm sure the end result will be just as amazing. More details direct from Big Finish here. It's scheduled for release in June.