Biography

Jeff has worked in arts and entertainment business since the mid 70s. Beginning as a theatre writer and director – specialising in work by Alan Plater, Howard Brenton, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter; and European writers Samuel Beckett, Max Frisch and Bertolt Brecht.

He took this experience into television and joined ITV company, Granada, as a writer and producer; which in the mid 80s, launched a second career as an independent screenwriter/producer/director.

Recently, after a decade as a script producer, edit producer and executive producer, he sat down at his desk and decided to go back to writing full time.

A co-scripted comedy drama road movie “The Return of Winter and Spring” is written. A feature film “Brilliant Exile” is in development.

Closing the Distance unearthed a new creative resolve. One Fight at a Time followed – the story of Ed Grover, an American GI in Bristol in 1950. Then two more Jack Shepherd thrillers – Changing the Odds and Cloning the Hate.

Jack Shepherd book 4, provisionally titled ‘Chasing the Night’, is under way, alongside the second Ed Grover thriller – working title ‘Grover 2’.

Jeff is a member of the Crime Writers Association and of BAFTA.


Crime Writers' Association member