Born in the county of Staffordshire, I spent 13 years living and working in Australia before returning to England where I now live with my wife, Susan.
Living in Australia I worked in both television and in the corporate sector producing films for many high profile national and international companies and corporations. Initially my return to the UK was for a period of four weeks only to promote a documentary I had written/directed. During that time, however, two things happened. Firstly I met my future wife and secondly, I was invited to help develop situation comedies for television. So I extended my stay and am still here today.
After moving into the education sector, on behalf of Staffordshire University I wrote, developed, and lectured on a highly popular, predominantly practical three-year BSc degree course in Film and Television Production. For me, it was an ideal scenario, I got to work with and mentor young people in the art of film making, whilst at the same time helping develop or writing scripts for the production of the feature films on which much of the course was based.
I now divide my time between writing fiction – much of it (hopefully) humorous – and working with a charity providing care for adults with learning difficulties.