I am a former cop and journalist, now turned full time writer and first cut my literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, THE BILL, as well as having written extensively in the field of children's animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in horrors and crime thrillers.
To date, I have have had eleven books and nearly 300 stories and novellas published on both sides of the Atlantic. My first collection, AFTER SHOCKS (Ash-Tree), won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, KID. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for his mid-length story, THE OLD NORTH ROAD. His short novel, CAPE WRATH (Telos), was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, and several other collections of his stories and novellas have been published since, all of them well received by fans and readers. His horror novel, STRONGHOLD, was published by Abaddon Books in 2010, along with his novelette, SPECIAL POWERS, which forms part of Stephen Jones's masterly mosaic horror, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Robinson). Christmas 2010 will see the launch of another short novel by Finch, the festive terror tale, SPARROWHAWK (Pendragon). I have also written two DOCTOR WHO audio dramas for Big Finish - LEVIATHAN and SENTINELS OF THE NEW DAWN, and is now busy writing a third. Finch is no stranger to film either, having written scripts for several horror movies; SPIRIT TRAP and , THE DEVIL'S ROCK, with THE FREEZE, CAPE WRATH and DARK HOLLOW, an adaptation of Brian Keene's classic novel of the same name, is currently in development.
Most recently, my first mass market crime novel, STALKERS reached no 8 in the kindle sales top 100 within the first two weeks of publication. The follow up, SACRIFICE is due for publication in August.
I live in Lancashire, UK, with my wife Cathy and my two children, Eleanor and Harry.