After completing a History and Philosophy degree at Keele University, I taught for a number of years and then ran a number of businesses across the creative industries. Lately I’ve been MD of a steel building construction company, which is completely leftfield of anything I’ve done before now!
My creative work includes several novels published under a pseudonym and, as myself, the award winning short films “The Secret”, “Georgia’s Angel” and “Land of Dreams”; and the feature length film “Five Pillars”.
My first book, “The Sleep of Reason“, considers how the Holocaust emerged out of social and historical trends in Europe.
Currently I’m working on two history related projects – a biography of Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York during the Wars of the Roses; and a history of the Minster of All Saints in Rotherham.
I have been a practising Buddhist since 2000 and live in Yorkshire with my wife and two children.