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

4 January 2016
New year, new beginnings... I'm launching some script/prose reading and proofreading services via my web page. Please see the big 'Services' tab over to the top right, or my blog here. Do spread the word if you can!

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 2015
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!