I was born and bred in Newcastle upon Tyne. After a typical childhood, my parents dragged me away from Newcastle United, Geordie accents and Stottie cake, and deposited me in South East England. I found myself working my way through a host of London advertising agencies, where I picked up various awards for copy, TV, cinema and radio.
Deciding to try something that didn’t involve a pack-shot I spent three years as Creative Director of Comic Relief, working with some truly inspirational people who proved that laughter truly is the best medicine.
But my first love has always been writing, never happier than when faced with a blank page, and it was at Comic Relief that I decided it was time to write a novel, and Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. was born. I’m supported in my efforts by my New Zealand wife Jann, and daughters Tallulah and Tabitha, who, under the threat of withholding pocket money, seem to like what I write. I’m currently working on my second novel for Head of Zeus.