Hi. I'm Russ. Welcome to my website. You can find out more about my books here, sign up to my newsletter here, or get information about the mentoring packages I offer to writers here.
I'm published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and by G.P. Putnam's Sons (Penguin Random House) in the US. I'm represented by Sarah Hornsley of The Bent Agency. For film and TV rights please contact Emily Hayward-Whitlock of The Artists Partnership.
I was born in Essex, raised in Berkshire and now live in Sheffield. I grew up in the 80s reading anything I could get my hands on at the library, writing stories, watching large amounts of television, playing videogames, and largely avoiding the great outdoors. I spent five years trying to master playing the electronic organ and another five trying to learn Spanish. It didn’t take me too long to realise that I'd be better off sticking to the writing.
After a few “proper” jobs (among them: pot-washer, optician’s receptionist, supermarket warehouse operative, call-centre telephonist and storage salesman) I discovered the joys of book-selling, where I could talk to people about books all day.
Firewatching is the first book in a new series of crime thrillers set in Sheffield. The follow up, Nighthawking is OUT NOW in Hardback. The third book in the series will be released in 2022. Here are some nice things people have said about them:
Represented by Sarah Hornsley of The Bent Agency