Awards and Publication History

Awards:

Neverlight – Shortlisted for the Arnold Bennett Literary Prize, 2017.

A Brother Born -Winner of the Soundwork-UK Play competition, 2017.

Two Time finalist in the Congleton Players One Act Festival, June 11th 2016. (Killing Gary and The Haul.)

Parents – Shortlisted finalist in the Blackshaw Showcase Award 2017

Shortlisted for Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2016-2018

The Soul That Screamed – Winner of the Critters Writers Workshop ‘Best Anthology  of 2013.’

Ta Skoulikia – Finished in the Top 3 in the 2013 Screen-con Horror Writing Competition

Only The Good Burn Bright – Sep 2014, Winner Autumn Flash Contest, Massacre Magazine.

One and Free – March 2014, Runner-up in Spring Flash Contest, Massacre Magazine.

Legend of the Chained Oak – Winner of the ‘Best Horror’ award at the Portobello Film Festival 2014

Legend of the Chained Oak – Winner of Best Short award at Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2014

Legend of the Chained Oak – ‘Best UK Short Film’ award at the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014.

Published Books:

The Dead Stage – 2018 (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Just Eventide – 2017 (Ghostly Books)

Crippen – May 2017 (Spectral Press)

Neverlight – March 31st, 2016 (Spectral Press)

Only The Good Burn Bright – February 2015 (James Ward Kirk Fiction)
The Soul That Screamed – October 2013 (Horrified Press)

What Dwells Within: A Study of Spirit Attachment – June 2015 (6th Books)

Published Stage Plays:

Beige – Summer, 2016 (Heartland Plays)

The Holding – Summer, 2016 (Heartland Plays)

The Haul – Summer, 2016 (Heartland Plays)

The Release of Theodore Marlow – Autumn, 2016 (Off The Wall Plays)

Performed Works:

A Brother Born -Winner of the Soundwork-UK Play competition, 2017 (Produced as an Audio Play.)

The Holding – Two performances by Taylorsville High School, Taylorsville, Utah, May 2017

Beige – Roses and Thorns, One Night Stand Theatre, Aurora, Colorado, February 2017.
Points performed as part of the Speak Out Scratch Night, Stoke on Trent, July 4th, 2016.

The Haul performed as finalist in the Congleton Players One Act Festival, June 11th 2016.

Killing Gary performed as finalist in the Congleton Players One Act Festival, June 11th 2016.

Parents – Performed as finalist for the Blackshaw Showcase Award 2017 @ Horse and Stables, Waterloo, March 2016.

The Release of Theodore Marlow – Produced/aired by Shoestring Radio Theatre, San Francisco, 2016

The Holding – performed by Bold As Brass productions as part of the North Staffordshire One Act contest, March 2016

The Holding – performed as part of Wordplay by Theatrelab and Bath Spa University, January 30th, 2016

Penkhull Paranormal – performed as part of Leytonstone Itch Blind Readings @ All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone, 9th January, 2016.

Beige – Performed at Left Coast Theatre, San Francisco, May. 2015

Beige – Performed as part of the Blackshaw Theatre New Writers Night and the Wandsworth Arts Festival, May 2015

Audiobooks:

Neverlight – Spectral Press (August, 2016)

Song and Music:

Maude by The Dead Certs. October 26th 2015

Art:

Provided supporting prose for the Exposed Exhibition by Holly Madew, at the One One Six Gallery, Stoke on Trent, August 12th- 24th, 2016.

Articles/Essays:

Growing up as a child in the 1980’s – The Way We Were, June, 2017

Christmas: Then and Now, featured in The Sentinel, December 2016, as part of a Christmas Supplement.

Place The Play, was published on the Horror Writers Association website as part of their permanent Writing Tips section. (September 2016)

Kiln, featured in the Autumn edition of Looky Bags, a quarterly bagzine that went out across Staffordshire. The issue was a City Of Culture Special. (September 2016)

We Are A City of Creativity And Culture, was published in the Autumn issue of Pubzine. (September 2016)

Published Short Stories:

Signed, The Raven and the Wolf,  My First Horror Story,  The Withered Touch, Abarath, Cotton Face and Six Feet – Mammoth Book of Spectral Horror, Spectral Press, Autumn 2017.

Just Eventide – Trapped Within, Eyecue Productions, Summer 2017

The Journal Of Tiffany Poulter – Autumn 2017, The Spectral Book of Horror vol 5 (Spectral Press)

Cotton Face – October 2016, The Spectral Book of Horror Vol 3 (Spectral Press)

Girl, Soiled, – April 2016, Infernal Ink

The Raven and The Wolf- March 1st 2016, Reginald and Friends Vol 2 (Whimsical Press)

A Quest For Noah – March 1st 2016, Reginald and Friends Vol 2 (Whimsical Press)

Kleevar – The Prophets of Profanity, April 2015, HorrorMetalSounds.com

Birth Of The Blackguard – Autumn 2014, The Black Hand Supremacy (Horrified Press.)

Falworth Manor – October 2014, Flashesinthedark.com

Only The Good Burn Brightly – September 2014, Massacre Magazine (Massacre Publishing)

Gyll’s Whel – June 2014, Silent Scream, (Blood Reigns Anthology)

Agnes – May 2014, Serial Killers Quattuor, (James Ward Kirk Fiction)

Kleevar – The Prophets of Profanity – July 2014, Torched, (Nocturnal Press Publishing.)

Gilbert’s Well – February 2014, Reginald and Friends (Colin Evans Press – In aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice )

Florian – August 2013, Haunted Magazine

The Legend of the Chained Oak – May 2013, Haunted magazine.

The Lazarus Stratum – September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified Press)

The Fall of Silas Galloway – September 2013, Suffer Eternal Vol 3 (Horrified Press)

The Fall of Silas Galloway – October 2013, Daylight Dims (Stealth Fiction)

The Fall of Silas Galloway – (Chilling Tales for Dark Nights)

The Curse of Colyton – September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified Press)

Pride and PowerPoint – via Kindle Self-Publishing (13/3/13)

One and Free – March 2014, Massacre Magazine

Once a Butchers Wife – June 22nd, 2013, Hell Whores Volume 2 (Horrified Press)

Gyll’s Whel – Schlock bi-monthly/Nightmare Illustrated (Horrified Press)

Published Poems:

The One Five Six – Pitman Tales, Tickety Boo Press, Autumn 2017

The One Five Six – Helmer End Exhibition, April 23rd, 2017 (as part of the Minnie Pit Disaster memorial).

Huenco Mundo (Hollow World) – October 2016, The Spectral Book of Horror Vol 3

Mortem Praeteriti (Death of the Past) – Spring 2017, The Spectral Book of Horror Vol 4

Mo Jikangai (Outside the time) – Autumn 2017, The Spectral Book of Horror Vol 5

Film work:

Writer – Strings (Monkeelistens LTD, 2017)

Writer – Beige (Monkeelistens LTD, 2016)

Writer and co-producer of the movie The Legend of the Chained Oak (Weatherer/Maynard Productions) Winner of the “Best Horror” at Portobello Film Festival, “Best Short” at The Bram Stoker International Film Festival and “Best UK Short Film” at Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014.

Screenings:

Beige

Appears in The British Comedy Guide

Shown as part of the Portobello Film Festival, Sep 11th 2017

Shown as part of the Bottle Smoke Film Festival, Sep 2nd 2017

Shown as part of the Cardiff Mini Film Festival, June 2017

Shown as part of the Swansea Horror Convention, July 2017

Shown as part of Made in Stoke on Trent, Stoke Your Fires Film Festival, 2017

Shown as part of the Birmingham Horror Convention, October 28th/29th 2017

LA Cinefest International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, February 2017

Shown as part of the Beeston Film Festival, Nottingham, March 2017

Shown as part of the Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Glasgow, January 2017
Shown as part of the Five Lamps Film Festival, Derby, November 2016

Legend of The Chained Oak

Shown as part of the Swansea Horror Convention, June, 2017

Shown as part of the Birmingham Horror Convention, October 28th/29th 2017

Shown on 19th April 2014 @ Lulworth House, Cheadle, Staffordshire. £474 raised for the Cheadle and District Food-Bank/Cheadle Discovery Centre

Shown as part of the Ozark Shorts Film Festival, Missouri, USA, 2016

Shown as part of the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival, USA, 2015

Shown as part of the Phnom Penh international film festival, Cambodia, 2014

Shown as part of the Molise Cinema Film Festival, Italy, 2015

Shown as part of the First International Film Festival, China, 2015

Shown as part of the Fanter Film Festival, Spain, 2015

Shown as part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, October 2014

Shown as part of the ‘Novella Showcase’ Television show, Michigan, 2014

Shown as Battle Creek’s, Access Vision, Comcast Channel 16 and
Lansing’s Public Media Center, Comcast Channel 16
Both air at 11:00 PM, Fridays.
Comcast Channel 21 is in Haslett, Okemos, and East Lansing. And is also seen on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 in 17 communities.

Legend of the Chained Oak – 3rd September 2014, Portobello Film Festival

Legend of the Chained Oak – A voice from the past Shown as part of the Five Lamps Film Festival, March 2015

Radio and Podcasts:

A Brother Born -Winner of the Soundwork-UK Play competition, 2017.

Numerous interviews on BBC Radio Stoke regarding my work

The Release of Theodore Marlow – Shoestring Theatre, San Francisco USA

The Dolly Who Is My Friend – aired as part of Signal One’s Halloween Breakfast Broadcast, Oct 30th 2015.

Exit – Dark Dreams Podcast (Oct 2013)

Education and Public appearances:

St. Giles Primary School (November 2016) – Script Workshop

St Thomas’ Primary School (June 2016) – Vocation Day Talk

Cheadle Library (February 2016) – Script Workshop

Sledge-Lit, Derby (November 2015) – Script workshop/Horror Panellist

Scribe – Middlewich Literary Festival (October 2015) – Meet the Author

City Central Library (October 2015)  – Meet the Author

Excel Academy, Stoke on Trent (July 2015) – 5 Creative writing workshops

Panels:

Sledge-lit – “Is Horror ready for a new golden age?” With Charles Stross, Simon Marshall Jones, Thana Niveau and Marie O’ Regan

Scribefest – “Writers in the real world” with Catherine Green, Paula Manely and Gill Hoffs.

Influence:

Arnold Bennett Award

A Poet Laureate for Stoke on Trent

The Potteries Anthem