I was born in Surrey, and now live in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. I'm married with two sons.
My father was a well known writer; mainly of novels and biographies, although he also wrote several screenplays. He was also a regular contributor to BBC Radio drama (including Mrs Dale's Diary!), and a founding writer for the Eagle comic.
Much of my early life was hampered by Dyslexia, although I now consider the lateral view this condition can give to be an advantage. I've been writing professionally for over twenty years with work covering broadcast comedy (commissioned to BBC Light Entertainment for 3 years), periodicals, children's stories, television and the stage. I am also a regular contributor to nautical magazines and newsletters.
My interests include the British Navy 1793-1815 and the RNVR during WW2. I regularly give talks to groups and organizations and am a member of various historical societies including The Historical Maritime Society and the Society for Nautical Research. I also enjoy Jazz, swing and big band music from 1930-1950 (I've played trombone for over 40 years), sailing, old SAAB convertibles and badgers.