- Mar 7, 2013
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Male, from England
New Book out! FIRE Fascination, Firework and Festival. May 30, 2013
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I grew up in Southport, in the Northwest of England, before moving to London in the mid 1980s to work in the film industry. I worked for Rank Films, working on the release of films including Platoon, Robocop, A Chorus Line, The Name of the Rose, and many others.
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In 1988 I changed direction, leaving editing to become a visual effects designer / model maker at Shepperton Film Studios, working on films including Batman, Prince of Thieves and Judge Dredd. After a short stint of producing and directing I moved away from London in 2000.
In the early 90s I worked as seasonal display operator for Pain's Fireworks, helping fire displays in and around London, including Alexander Palace and Battersea Park.
I published my first book, Firework Art, in 2005. I published my first novel, Challerton, in 2012, and my second, The Call of the Siren, is due for publication later in 2013.
I have two other completed books awaiting publication, The Dew Pondand The Making of...(Street Cleaners)and I am currently working on a new project called The Ribbon and the Hawk.