Freelance writer, editor &
creative based in Prescot,
near Liverpool, England
What I do
Recent Creative Projects
Over the summer I’ve been running the Hammer Gothic Twitter account – indulging one of my biggest passions, Hammer Films, and preparing for a few related projects on the horizon. Give it a follow @HammerGothic.
Pleased to be continuing my professional association with my friend and colleague Robert JE Simpson, of Avalard Publishing. In particular, it was a privilege to have been of some small help in preparing the final manuscript of his new book, The Willing Fool: The Spectacle of The Wicker Man. Buy here (paperback, hardback, ebook).
I began writing about LGBTQ when I came out as a gay man in 2005. One of the first pieces I wrote was Out and […]
[Originally published in Third Way magazine in June 2006] US “ex-Gay” ministries claim to “heal” homosexuals. DAVID L RATTIGAN tries to keep an open mind […]
This post is part of the 2021 Hammer-Amicus Blogathon There was little ambiguity concerning the existence and role of God in the films of Terence […]
I am beyond proud and honoured to be one of many subjects in photographer Laura McCann’s new exhibition, Performers.
In 2019 it was my pleasure to work with Stephen Mannings of Liverpool Cathedral to create a new, semi-staged version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas […]
[Originally published on The Guardian‘s Comment is free in 2009] Oral Roberts, who died on Wednesday, sold lonely women handkerchiefs to weep in and changed American Christianity […]