Born in East London in 1962. Darren's first writing success came in the mid 1990's, winning first place in a short story competition for a BBC Radio 4 arts program. The thrill of hearing his words read on Radio 4 drove him to write short stories of a dark and quirky nature before progressing to lengthier works. Darren then crafted his first novel ‘Turtle Island’, a crime thriller, which was picked up by an American publisher.
Darren is now a seasoned author with another novel, ‘Tripping’, a surreal black comedy described as chick-noir, published. The sequel to Turtle Island is now published, entitled ‘Dark Country: Songs of Love and Murder’. The third Georgina O’Neil book is being penned and a fourth novel is in-progress which is another stand alone book outside of his series of Georgina O’Neil crime thrillers.
Tripping is a surreal black comedy drama that looks at the lives of four friends and how the ripple effect of an event at university comes back to haunt them over a decade later.
Samantha arrives in London for a reunion with three university friends, but she is hiding a secret with a ten-year history that has touched and irrevocably changed the lives of everyone, even if they don’t quite know it yet. The story charts the lives of the four girls who at university have the world at their feet. Ten years later they have become women searching for the
most elusive of dreams…happiness.
Tripping is a modern fable that explores the complexities of life’s most intricate paradox, balancing the mundane world of shattered dreams with secrets, lies and
deception. Tripping is a step into a modern day wonderland. The events of a hot summer week in May during their reunion will change their lives forever.