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Author, Ghostwriter, Travel Writer & Editor

About Me

I am a freelance writer and editor who has written, co-written or ghostwritten eight books including a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

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My Writing Samples

Bear Grylls Born Survivor

This is the first of three books I ghosted for the survival expert, Bear Grylls. It was written to accompany his first major TV Series, Born Survivor (Man Vs Wild - U.S.).


The Hadza of Tanzania (Daily Telegraph UK)

Many of my newspaper travel features are about the African bush. This is a story about a day spent with the Hadza people of Tanzania, some of the last true hunter gatherers left on our planet.


Great British Bucket List (National Trust)

If you want to ski off a cliff or swim with sharks, stop reading now. This book is about achievable adventures that celebrate the best of Britain and Britishness. The 60 mini adventures included are graded in difficulty from easy to mildly challenging, making them suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. They include the most beautiful place to go for a stroll, the easiest place for a wild swim and, more importantly, the most spectacular place to have a cup of tea!


Nature Lover's Bucket List (National Trust)

This book shows you 60 of Britain's unmissable, world-class wonders of nature and tells you where you can find them. From starling murmurations in Somerset to otters in Shetland, from glowworms in Dorset to golden eagles in the Cairngorms. Along the way you'll also discover natural wonders that are right under your nose in your garden or even in the centre of a town - like hearing the dawn chorus and glimpsing a charm of goldfinches. A sequel to the very successful Great British Bucket List.


Why Tasmania is a Walker's Paradise

Australia's island state, affectionately known as Tassie, is blessed with a series of epic single and multi-day hikes.


Gold of the Gods (Children's Fiction)

Children's adventure fiction which I ghostwrote for Bear Grylls.


West Kernow Way Cycling Trail

The West Kernow Way is a cycle route which wends its way around the Land’s End and Lizard peninsulas in the far south-west of the U.K.



Adventure Travel Editor

Commissioning, editing and writing adventure travel features about destinations on all seven continents.

Company: Daily Telegraph UK

I worked there from 10/1996 until 5/2002

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