I'm a British writer of science fiction, fantasy and slipstream stories, mostly published in British magazines to date. I hound those bigger American markets like a tenacious underdog. One day they'll submit. Until then, I will.
My stories typically obsess about astronauts, pubs and diners, dreams, the Moon, rock music, life after death, plants, virtual reality, beer and unrequited love. But not necessarily in that order.
I started out on this lark in 1997. It took me five years to get anywhere at all, when I sold a story to Scheherazade. I always was a slow learner. Career highpoint to date was probably seeing my name in Interzone #189 in 2003. For why? Well, I've subscribed to that magazine since issue 1, way back in 1982. At the time I thought "Wouldn't it be cool if...?"
(I got there in the end.)
Since then, three sales to Postscripts have broadened the grin some more, as did seeing a story of mine translated into Polish, which is a splendidly science-fictional looking (and sounding) language.
None of these successes would have happened without my friends in the One Step Beyond writers group, also the LiveJournal community.
Onwards and upwards!
Extra Time, Hub (issue TBA) *** Forthcoming ***
The Eye Patch Protocol, Aeon Speculative Fiction (issue TBA) *** Forthcoming ***
Stars in Her Eyes, Postscripts (issue 17) *** Forthcoming ***
The Last Botnet, Futures in Nature Physics (Sept 2008)
Moon Flu (reprint in Hebrew), Mercury (April 2008)
Family Tree, Helix #7(January 2008)
The English Dead, Hub #36 (December 2007)
TLP, Hub #2 (March 2007)
The Peace Criminal, Postscripts #9 (December 2006) [HMSF06]
Survival Strategies (reprint), The Best of Neo-opsis, Bundoran Press (October 2006)
Touching Distance, Postscripts #7 (August 2006) [HMFH06]
Moon Flu, Oceans of the Mind XX (June 2006) [HMSF06]
Survival Strategies (reprint in Polish), Nowa Fantastyka (June 2006)
Sons of the Earth, Scheherazade #28 (November 2005)
Survival Strategies, Neo-opsis #6 (May 2005)
A Walk in the Woods, Interzone #189 (May 2003)
Slices of Life, 3SF #2 (December 2002)
In Deep With Janine, Stillwaters Journal (June 2002)
[HMSF06] Honorable Mention in 'Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 24' (2006), edited by Gardner Dozois.
[HMFH06] Honorable Mention in 'Year's Best Fantasy and Horror' (2006), edited by Ellen Datlow et al.