Originally from Preston in Lancashire, Jonathan percolated south to London about 15 years ago while he was writing and recording music. For a while he pinged between London and Edinburgh then settled down in Hampshire. After releasing a couple of albums, Jonathan gave up chasing the music dream and began writing. He returned to university, got a literature degree from the OU (1st), got a distinction for MA Literature from the University of Essex. Then he did a PhD Creative Writing at the University of Essex. Currently he is writing a short story cycle, and a series of monologues, and looking to slowly build a writing career. There’s also the small matter of the immense debt he has accrued during the course of my studies which now needs to be addressed. So he is doing a little teaching at the University of Essex, and applying for jobs.