I am Richard V. Hirst. I am an office worker based in Manchester and also, improbably, an award-winning writer. Hello.
My latest book is Plunge Hill, a horror novel co-written with Jenn Ashworth and published under a pseudonym.
Before that I edited We Were Strangers, an anthology of stories, each of which take their title and inspiration from a track on Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures.
I'm also the co-author of The Night Visitors, a novella told entirely via an exchange of emails, and Bus Station: Unbound, a choose-your-own-adventure-style novel set in Preston Bus Station.
I'm also one of the people behind Curious Tales, an independent publishing collective. Elsewhere, I've had my work published in The Big Issue, Time Out and The Guardian amongst others.
If you'd like to get in touch with me you can do so by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm always interested in writing projects, teaching opportunities, public readings and unsettling emails from mysterious strangers.
Help a struggling down-and-out just about scrape by.