I’m married to another former journalist, Amanda, who writes children’s pony books under her married name, and psychological thrillers under the penname, A J McDine.

Together we formed the publishing company, Cherry Tree Publishing.

We live in Kent, in the south east of England, with our two teenage boys, Oliver and Thomas, and our two cats. 

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My inspiration for writing thrillers comes from a childhood love of the fast-paced novels from authors such as Frederick Forsyth, Alistair MacLean, Colin Forbes and Clive Cussler.

More recently, my interest has been drawn to psychological thrillers, that peculiar mash-up of the thriller and horror genres. 


My first novel was self-published in 2013. Deep Sleepers was the first outing for my hero, Tom Blake, a former Special Forces psychologist with a unique skill to manipulate people’s minds.

I’ve since added to the series with The Armageddon Virus, The Viper’s Strike and Conspiracy.

In 2018, I published my first psychological thriller, Between The Lies, written under the name A J Wills. 

His Wife's Sister, the dark and twisty story of a woman found alive 19 years after she was abducted, was published in 2020.


I’m a journalist by profession, and in 2017 moved into public relations when my dream job as a communications head came up at a national cycling charity.

After all, when I’m not writing you can usually find me out on my bike!