I have worked full time as a ghostwriter since 2005 when I collaborated with the entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne on his autobiography. When that became a bestseller, I was asked to ghost the memoirs of other business leaders, and over the years my list of clients has diversified to include sports stars, adventurers and even a stripper.
I have also written commercial non-fiction under my own name on subjects as diverse as dotcoms, curry and allotments.
How did the curry get here and how did the Brits, a nation famed for a love of bland food, end up with Chicken Tikka Masala as their favourite dish? It is a history that took curry, via the British Empire, from its Eastern origins, around the globe. This book talks to the men and women who gambled everything to make a living, who endured indifference and racism to secure an income and those wh... read more
Can money buy you happiness?A few years ago Duncan Bannatyne might have said so. He was happily married and his businesses were thriving. Life was good. He couldn't have known that a storm was brewing on the horizon and that he would soon face immense personal and professional struggles, including the strain of a divorce and the impact of the recession on his business empire. Riding the Storm ... read more
Duncan Bannatyne reveals how to set up a business and make it a great success. Having started out with ice cream van, he knows exactly how it can be done - and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way.In a series of clear and easy-to-follow chapters, Duncan removes the barriers to getting started as an entrepreneur, and helps to plan a way forward through those potentially difficult early days.... read more
43 MISTAKES is Duncan Bannatyne's guide to the common traps people in business fall into, and how to stay out of them.Imagine you had your very own personal business adviser, who could give you the benefit of their expertise and help you avoid making costly, embarrassing, time-consuming and even career-ending mistakes. Duncan Bannatyne is that person and he's here to help you. 43 MISTAKES will... read more
Bestselling business author and star of BBC TV's Dragons' Den, Duncan Bannatyne is back with a brand new book. 37 Questions covers all the essential queries business managers and entrepreneurs should be able to ask themselves and answer honestly, but so often fail to do so, such as: What's my most profitable line?What do my customers want next?Who's my greatest business rival?What might stand ... read more
***Shortlisted for the Great Outdoors Book of the Year*** Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission ... read more
The world-famous adventurer reveals a lifetime of wisdom and lessons learned from the planet's wildest placesLife in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life ... read more
Made the wrong career choice? Entering the job market for the first time? Returning to work after some time out? Brilliant Career Finder provides a solid and practical seven step pathway to working out what you want from work and what you are good at and then getting a job that fits. The seven steps take you through the key stages of thought and action to make sure this time you do what's righ... read more
Forget the hype and the sexy headlines, this is where you’ll make your fortune.In this revealing new book Jamie Waller, entrepreneur and self-made multi-millionaire, shows how you don’t need to come up with some amazing new invention or app or raise millions to be a business success. What you need is hard work and determination – and you need to be looking for a business idea that is pretty un... read more
'Both a practical manual and a magical story that lifts the spirit.' Jonathan DimblebyThe Perfect Plotpaints a vivid picture of how to start an allotment from scratch. Told through the inspirational story of the Cornworthy site, it is a perfect guide for beginners. By following the successes and failures through the seasons of the Cornworthy villagers, budding allotmenteers will learn how they... read more
With this book you can turn a good idea into a profitable e-business. It can help you not dread a letter from the Inland Revenue and give you the basics in running a small business from book keeping to registering a limited company.1) THE IDEA How to work out if your idea is any good. How to assess its likelihood to produce an income - can you charge people for it, will anyone advertise. Is an... read more
The fourth adventure in Eva Hudson’s enormously popular Ingrid Skyberg Mystery seriesA teenage girl disappears after witnessing a gangland murder in Chicago. Nine months later and heavily pregnant she arrives in England… only to disappear again.Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg, working out of the US embassy in London, has just two days to find the girl and get her to testify or else a brutal kille... read more
The fifth adventure in Eva Hudson’s enormously popular Ingrid Skyberg Mystery series Stockholm is under siege. A bomb has gone off, several high profile people have been kidnapped and the city is on lockdown. Unfortunately for Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg, everything is kicking off the day she arrives to complete a dangerous undercover assignment.Her mission is so secret, and so illegal, neith... read more
One man wants to buy the presidency. One woman stands in his way.A shadowy UK-based group has been trying to hack the US elections. When Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg is assigned to find out who’s funding the hackers, she finds herself up against an invisible enemy who is extremely powerful and utterly ruthless.To bring them to justice, Ingrid must go undercover and infiltrate the world of supe... read more
Escape to the glamorous world of 1930s Tinseltown with The Hollywood DetectiveHollywood 1939. Promising starlet, Clara Lockhart, disappears from a glittering party in Beverly Hills the night before her first big audition.Worried Clara's disappearance may prove permanent if she doesn't act fast, her roommate hires L.A.'s best private eye to save her. Spencer McCoy knows time is against him, but... read more
Immerse yourself in the glamorous world of 1930s Hollywood with these classic detective novelsFading movie star Elisabeth Clay had been hoping to adopt a baby from a Los Angeles orphanage. But when she returns to Hollywood after filming on location, she discovers her beautiful baby girl has disappeared.Elisabeth turns to the city’s finest detective agency—Spencer McCoy and Associates—for help.... read more
Immerse yourself in the glamour of 1930s HollywoodWhile war simmers in Europe, Los Angeles swelters under a heatwave. Private Investigator Spencer McCoy is called to Beverly Hills and asked to find priceless jewelry stolen from MGM’s new leading lady, Hedy Lamarr. When the gems surface quickly—far too easily—McCoy discovers the burglars’ real target was something far more valuable, and extreme... read more
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Best-selling ghostwriter (primary source for BBC drama 'DOING MONEY'). Writing memoir, biography, crime fiction, black comedy.
Award-winning author, editor, lit consultant, former VP of Storytech Literary Consulting for Chris Vogler (The Writer's Journey).