Biography

Jeff has worked in arts and entertainment 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.

Screen credits include arts series, entertainment features, drama documentaries, drama series and TV films.

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 three more in the Jack Shepherd series, Changing the Odds, Cloning the Hate and Bending the Rules.

Ed Grover Book 2, provisionally titled ‘Grover’s Peace’, is under way. And next up is Jack Shepherd 5, with the working title ‘Leading the Blind’.

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


Crime Writers' Association member