Born in London in 1969. His dad’s job as a meteorologist meant he moved around a lot growing up, including three years living on an RAF base in Germany.
Jerry has always loved writing stories. When the other kids at primary school were struggling to write a few sentences, he was busy filling the pages of his exercise book.
His particular passion is in the uncanny – writing about worlds that look much like the everyday but contain dark corners, secret tunnels and hidden doorways that lead to the fantastic and incredible.
He was a BBC radio journalist, working at Radio One Newsbeat, where he shouted the news at young people. He’s also worked in the video games industry and been fired from a convent.
He has an MA in Creative Writing from York St John University and lives in York, in northern England.