Paul’s careers have varied; pen-pusher at an insurance company, running an ironing service, caring for adults with learning disabilities. He gave it all up to backpack around the world with his partner, covering sixteen countries in the space of a year and writing a travelogue along the way. Back home, he completed a two-year creative writing course at Bristol University, subsidizing himself by invigilating exams, working as a handyman, and by winning the odd TV quiz show – the latter paying by far the best hourly rate.
Paul was co-winner of the 2015 Bristol Festival of Literature Flash Fiction Prize and has been longlisted for both the Bristol and Bath short story awards. His short fiction has also featured on BBC radio.
His debut novel, Raising Dad, is a contemporary thriller set in the UK and USA which revolves around a naïve teenager’s desperate search for his father – a man thought by everybody else to be dead and buried.