His second novel for children, “Mathamagical II: Anagramaphobia – at word’s end” is a 2015 Red Ribbon winner at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Colin’s solo spoken word show “2001: A Space Ode and Ditty” was short-listed for the 2015 Saboteur show of the year award, placing third.
Colin lives with his partner and son and writes in many different genres and styles, however, he maintains that his heart can always be found in his children’s stories and poetry.
Colin has sat on the committee of the Lancashire Dead Good Poets’ Society. He writes reviews and blog posts for the award-winning website deadgoodpoets.blogspot.co.uk and altblackpool.co.uk as well as regular updates to his own blog. He has been instrumental in helping local poets into positions as writers in residence and seeks to help writers advance in their chosen field of art.
His love of film, music, poetry and football infuse with his memories of childhood to create wonderful tales.
Watch a short reading of the book at www.facebook.com/mathamagical
Read a review from one of the Guardians child readers.