Meet Rick
Hello. It's nice to meet you.

Well, since you have clicked on this page, I guess I better tell you a bit more about me.

I have been an avid writer ever since I could write. As young as seven years old, I can remember shutting myself in my bedroom and writing stories for hours.

Of course, they were all a load of crap. But you have to start somewhere, don't you?

This passion continued into my teens and into my twenties, when I went to Staffordshire University and graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 BA Hons in Scriptwriting. Now I'm working on my Masters in Creative Writing.

Good, eh?

But it hasn't all been plain sailing! In my teens and early twenties, I had to overcome multiple mental health issues. Having been diagnosed with OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette's Syndrom and Low-Level Autism, I had my work cutout for myself. But, after much battling against the odds, I came through.

I went on to become a stand up comedian, performing three Edinburgh Fringe shows in the process, in 2012. 2013 and 2014. Whilst working semi-professionally as a comedian, I had various part time jobs working in schools, as a Drama Technician, followed by a Learning Support Assistant.

In 2013, I thought I should probably get a proper job, and I became a teacher. I worked in Nottingham, then moved onto a school in Walsall. I created a humerous teaching blog that I ended up turning into a one-man play told entirely as a beat poem, that I performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.

That's four shows total I've done at the Fringe! Cool, huh?

So then I went and focussed on this whole writing lark and have done alright with it. I published a few plays in 2016, and am now focussed on novels, specifically writing in the horror genre.

But not exclusively of course! I am doing a few non-fiction projects about other stuff.

And now I get to write all the time. Well, I say all the time - you have distracted me with having to write this self-indulgent page on my website.

So shush. I'm writing.

And bring me a coffee, would you?