I was born in 1958. Originally I come from Hertfordshire in the UK, but I now live in Kent, with my wife and one daughter. In 1992 I was awarded a Ph.D in English Literature, and in 1997 I published my thesis in book-form, under the title Outcasts from Eden: Ideas of Landscape in British Poetry since 1945. Since the year 2000, when I set up my first website, I've been working in the health service and self-publishing online in my spare time. I started my second website, The Hyperliterature Exchange, in 2003: it's a review and directory of hyperliterature for sale on the Web, with links to the places where it can be bought.
I try to publish something new every month: usually a piece of criticism one month, followed by a piece of creative work the next. Many of my recent creative pieces have been either entirely or partially inspired by the games I play with my daughter Rachel. They therefore feature a lot of jokes and toys. Online, the groups with which I have been most heavily involved have been the WebArtery group (groups.yahoo.com/group/webartery/), the TrAce organisation (which I published several articles for when it was still based in Nottingham at http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/), and Regina Celia Pinto's Museum of the Essential (and Beyond That), which has a gallery at http://www.arteonline.arq.br/and a newsletter at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/museum_newsletter/. These communities have been inspirational and supportive to me over a period of several years, and through them I have formed a number of online friendships with other artists and critics.