I grew up in Tottenham, North London but have lived in Nottingham since attending Nottingham Trent University in the 1980's where I graduated in law.

I started writing law books as a way of explaining and understanding complex legal issues. Editing a loose-leaf law book also provides the discipline needed to keep pace with ever changing legislation and case law in my professional area namely English Local Government law. I now work as a self-employed writer, consultant and lawyer working at the cutting edge of the fast-moving local government environment.

The children's books began as a way of passing time on a train whilst commuting to and from London (where I work 2-3 days a week) when my children were younger. My illustrator Howard Barton and I met whilst waiting for our respective sons in the primary school playground. The GrumbleGroar made its dramatic appearance not long after. My home City of Nottingham is only now beginning to wake up to the fact that the GrumbleGroar lives beneath the caves upon which the City is built. In 2016 the World Famous Nottingham Galleries of Justice and the Nottingham Caves visitor attraction have announced a new attraction inviting people to visit The GrumbleGroar's Lair - Enter if you Dare' over the summer holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to help children to read and to promote literacy for children.  

Many other similar stories are in development and one other is in published form (The Legend of Sidney Sneed).

SAS Operation Galia was developed as part of an MA in creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University in 2008/9.  The book won the Impress Prize for non-fiction and originally was published through Impress. The book is a tribute to all the men who took part in Operation Galia, one of whom was my late father Stanley.