Paul was born in Kent, England but now lives in Australia. His first short story appeared in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, Dreaming Down Under. The story itself, “The Marsh Runners”, was short-listed for both the Aurealis and the Dittmar awards. His debut novel, Swim the Moon was short-listed for the William L. Crawford Award, presented annually to the best new writer of fantasy and made it to the Locus Best of 2001 list. His second novel, The Wild Reel, is a contemporary urban Irish myth-based fantasy set on the streets of Brisbane. He has also co-authored a story with multi-award winning writer Jack Dann, and has just finished a third novel. He is currently at work on a new novel, based in present-day Tasmania and a number of new, grotesque short stories.
In addition to writing, Paul is also a musician in the successful Celtic band, Súnas. He plays guitar, bodhrán (Irish side drum) and has recently acquired a bouzouki. Súnas have toured the UK, Australia and have even performed in Russia, and are about to head into the studio to record an album for the ABC.