I’ve been a member of Derbyshire Scriptwriters since 2004 although I’ve been writing for some years now. I’ve written numerous short stories and poems, some of which have been published here and there and I decided to branch out into writing scripts as well because I particularly enjoy the dramatic medium. My first scriptwriting credit was ‘Without Parallel’, a theatrical short performed by Tabs Productions at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, as part of ‘The Chesterfield Tales’, written especially for the 800th anniversary of Chesterfield’s Market Charter. I was subsequently privileged to have a one act play, ‘Working Out’ selected for inclusion in the Pomegranate’s New Playwrights’ Festival. My short film script 'Heckle', was produced by Mediaworks Trust whilst another short film, 'Situation Vacant' with Derby Moviemakers, was awarded the Tony Rose trophy and a 4-star award at the British International Amateur Film Festival. My short screenplays 'Let No man Put Asunder' and 'Prying Eye' both reached the third round of the British Short Screenplay Competition with Kaos Films, whilst 'The Organ Grinder' was a semi-finalist at Shriekfest, as was 'Oranges and Lemons' (a retitled 'Let No man Put Asunder').