MJ always loved reading twisty thrillers where he had no idea who the next victim would be, or indeed whodunnit. He started writing short stories on airplanes as a means – alongside medicinally inadvisable quantities of coffee – of staving off jetlag. Walking through Regents Park one bright March morning, and faffing around on twitter (where he can be found @jumpingbackward), he discovered Cambridge University’s Masters degree in Crime and Thriller Writing. A eureka moment ensued, a short story submitted and the rest is history.
MJ’s day job is in the City, although he historically has used the word career as a verb. In his spare time, he competes enthusiastically but badly at track & field, is a rugby referee, and takes full advantage of his ability to bump off many of his colleagues and friends through his pen.