I’m a highly experienced, adept and adaptable writer, involved in extensive exploration of storytelling across multiple platforms.
I write fiction for the love of it. However I’m also keenly interested in narrative-design, narrative-psychology, narrative-environment, narrative-architecture and narrative-innovation for socio-economic benefit.
I’ve won many awards and nominations, including:
TIC Anoia Technology for Social Purpose 2018 (winner)
National Lottery Good Causes 2018 (finalist)
National Lottery Good Causes 2017 (nominated)
Innovate UK Design Foundations 2017 (selected)
Arts Councils England Strategic Touring Programme 2016 (awarded)
Research for Patient Benefit Grant 2016 (awarded)
Clinical Research Impact HSJ Award 2015 (shortlisted)
Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2015 (longlisted)
The People’s Book Prize 2014/15 (longlisted)
Comics in Education Graphic Novel of the Year 2014 (winner)
Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 (shortlisted)
British Comic Awards Best Book 2014 (longlisted)
Comica Top Ten British Graphic Novels 2014 (official selection)
Critic’s Poll Publishers Weekly 2014 ((official selection)
Arts Councils England Grants for the Arts 2014 (awarded)
Arts Councils England Grants for the Arts 2013 (awarded)
Barry Reckord Bursary Award 2012 (winner)
Bram Stoker Award 2013 (nominated)
Broken Frontier Award Best Debut Book 2012 (winner)
Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2012 (shortlisted)
I’m Founder and CEO/Managing Director of Ziggy’s Wish Ltd, a creative-technology company specialising in the development and strategic use of Applied Narrative Technology. As such I lead on a number of large scale, intersectional narrative engagement projects, including the multi-award-winning mental health, technology and arts project HOAX.