I have been writing for the past dozen years.  I wrote and directed a 45 minute play “Who Put the B in the BBC?” about the first ever swear words broadcast on radio and a memoir monologue, “The Fire and the Freedom” about an arsonist and his time in Broadmoor.  Both of these were performed at my local Literature Festival.

Currently, I am writing a detective series of Art Historical Urban Fantasy. The first book, Pettiver’s Cabinet of Curiosities, was shortlisted for Retreat West ‘s 1st Chapter competition in 2018. My agent is Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates.

I tweet at @thorntonrigg1

The image is Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, 1602, (San Diego Museum of Art) by Juan Sánchez Cotán (June 25, 1560 – September 8, 1627). He was a Spanish painter, now famous for being a pioneer of a Spanish form of still life painting which is also called bodegón.