I’m a British author with three novels, numerous short stories and other items published to date. My short story Songbirds was nominated for a BSFA Award. My most recent contributions are The Howl, written with Ian R MacLeod, a story in the Philip K Dick Award-shortlisted Solaris Rising 2, and an interview on the DVD accompanying the reissue of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ album, Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus. Please see the bibliography for more.
I grew up in Tamworth, an average market town in the English county of Staffordshire – home to Sir Robert Peel, founder of the police force, and a castle that was once home to the King of Mercia. I’m a chocolate labrador walker. A chocolate consumer. A frustrated cyclist (it’s the hills, y’see). Former guitarist with Emma Gibbs Loves Badges, The Lip Servants and Pony Chair Black. Some say I can look a bit miserable, but that’s just my face; inside I’m all butterflies and chirruping birdies! Speaking of which, feel free to tweet me.
Martin Sketchley is a member of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Download Martin’s writing CV.