I was born and grew up in the heart of London and went to school in the East End.
After dropping out of university, I worked at the Mermaid Theatre where a very tolerant Lord Miles allowed me to work in publicity. Later I left to live in Greece where I’d planned among other things to write a novel. I didn’t. I subsequently spent a career in corporate communications.
I came late to writing. My first novel, The Pimlico Kid, is a story of first love that was published by Harper Collins in 2013. I have given up all ‘suited’ work and now write full time – well, some of the time. I’m currently writing a second novel – and taking far too long.
When not writing, I enjoy reading, watching Arsenal (really), cycling in France, listening to classical music and Neil Young, the theatre and, occasionally, gazing at Audrey Hepburn’s face.
I’m a proud trustee of the world’s oldest youth club, St Andrew’s Westminster, and believe that London might just be the centre of the universe.
I’m married with two daughters and I live in London.