For the last twenty years I have lived and worked within a stone’s throw of J.R.R. Tolkien’s old stomping grounds in south Birmingham.

The influence has rubbed off.

I love myths, ancient forests, and misty ruins and its no surprise that I have never fallen out of love with the works of Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin and Tolkien.

More recently I have been reading Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series, Jen Williams’ Winnowing Flame, Joe Abercrombie and Adrian Tchaikovsky.

If you like these authors, you may well enjoy my work too.