Born in Liverpool, I moved to New Zealand when I was 15 and lived there over the next forty-plus years. During that time I was a teacher, worked in TV and radio, and was privileged to interview such notables as Rowan Atkinson, Spike Milligan, Barry Humphries, Douglas Adams, Dave Allen and others. I formed my own PR agency, worked with everyone from prime ministers to pompous gits (sometimes the two were the same), and realised that writing was the DNA of almost everything I did. In between my work as a communications consultant I even managed to achieve some success in stand-up comedy. I am now back in England, with my wife Liz - back to where I once belonged.

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Against the Current is the laugh-out-loud (and nail-biting) story of the year Liz and I spent living and travelling on a boat in France. You can buy it from Matador as a paperback or an eBook. It is now also available as an audiobook (see below). The book hjas been favourably reviewed by various UK media (particularly boating and travel publications). I've done one TV interview and a live interview on Cheshire Radio Station The Cat 107.9 FM, in which host Philippa Richford gave me some tremendous air time. Listen to it here: The TV interview on Liverpool's Bay TV on 28 Janaury, is here: The book's initial print-run sold out but I commissioned a second printing, so paperback copies are still available, as are eBooks. The audiobook version of Against the Current is now available online through Audible, Scribl and iTunes as well as other audiobook outlets. If you'd like a FREE copy of the audiobook for review purposes just contact me! You can follow more news about the book also on Facebook, here: