I used to be a police officer, starting in London and finishing as a Detective Inspector at Moss Side in Manchester. When I left the police I started writing. After 10 years of trying, my debut novel was published in 2020 – a crime thriller called The Trail (longlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award).
The sequel Cold Dawn was published in 2022.
Cold Summer, the third book in the critically-acclaimed DCI Castle series, will be published in November 2023.
I am a keen climber and mountaineer, and have visited Nepal many times. In 2004 I climbed 6,812 metre Ama Dablam, and in 2008 I soloed the Matterhorn.
I live in the Peak District with my wife. We’re self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables, and keep chickens and bees. My passion is fruit trees, especially apples.
I am an experienced public speaker. And usually available at short notice.
About my Talk...
I will bring a projector and laptop with my talks on PowerPoint. I will need a screen / wall to project onto.
I can also deliver talks ‘stand alone’ (e.g. for After Dinner and Luncheon presentations or where the venue is not suitable for presenting an illustrated talk).
My talks can be delivered as virtual presentations – via Zoom etc.
£80 Plus mileage costs from my home in Hayfield, Derbyshire SK22; the nearest town is Glossop and I’m prepared to travel 90 minutes, possibly further depending on the size of audience and appropriate travel expenses.