After studying politics at the University of Wales (Swansea), I worked in the House of Commons as a researcher, and feature writer on the House magazine. I then moved to BBC radio 2 to work on current affairs programmes. A particularly enjoyable stint as a producer/presenter of travel programmes for R4 and R5 Live followed, before I left radio for a spell in tv production.
I returned to my love of writing a few years’ ago and have produced features for a range of UK newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail and Daily Express. For a while, I was based in the UAE, writing for Gulf News.
Wearing my author hat, I’ve penned Hidden Suffolk; The Essential Guide to Arthritis; My Dog has Arthritis but lives life to the full; My Cat has Arthritis but lives life to the full; My Dog has epilepsy but lives life to the full (clearly there’s a theme developing here).
Switching to illustrated fiction, I’m now exploring the idea that by releasing our inner cat, we humans have a fighting chance of putting failure behind us. More will be revealed after publication, early ’24.
Based in south-west London, I spend as much time as I can in the company of gorgeous dogs and cats. As a pet-butler of sorts, I’ve learned a very important lesson: our four-legged friends are definitely our masters.
Away from work, I like messing about on boats, and supporting the arts.
Here’s a bit of my inside story….