I have been a published author since 1994. Mt first novel, The Greenway was nominated for the Authorsí Club Award and the CWA John Creasey. I also teach Creative Writing at De Montfort University in Leicester and have worked as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at DMU, Leicester Uni and Nottingham Trent. I am interested in the way that crime impacts upon society and also in tracking the history of events. Sometimes actions set in motion many years ago impact upon the present in unexpected and often very disruptive ways. We are all products of our collective history.