Joseph is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadow Skye trilogy - an epic fantasy series set in a mythical version of Scotland, featuring magical beasts, deadly shadows and a protagonist with Down syndrome.
Originally from Bristol, Joseph studied English Literature and Drama at the University of Manchester, before doing an MA in performance at Central School of Speech and Drama.
His award-winning debut novel, The Good Hawk, was released in 2020, followed by the sequels,
The Broken Raven, and The Burning Swift. His poetry has been featured in Popshot Magazine, and his short story, Bag For Life, was published in The Book of Hopes, which was shortlisted for Waterstones' Book of the Year as well as Children's Book of the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards.
Children with special educational needs have always been a part of Joseph’s life. His mother is a primary school teacher specialising in SEN and, as a young child, his parents provided respite foster care for children with additional needs. One of Joseph’s first jobs was working in a holiday playscheme for children with learning difficulties and disabilities, and he then went on to work as a teaching assistant at Westminster Special Schools for over four years. Agatha, the heroine in The Good Hawk, was inspired by some of the incredible children he worked with during that time, particularly those with Down syndrome.