I started writing fifteen years ago whilst on tour as a singer with a band in France, using ‘down time’ on the band bus to write about what I saw.
My first-ever feature was for The Independent – a colour-supplement feature about the 1940s swing world surrounding me, but I soon diversified.
Today I write mainly garden, travel and heritage features – for publications such as The Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Standard, Marie Claire, City Magazine etc. I have a strong interest and experience with UK and especially London stories.
I have written several books, mainly children's non-fiction, including the Grisly History series, and books on folklore, mythology and festivals of the world.
I also work as a copywriter, working with clients ranging from corporates to charities, small businesses to large companies.
I enjoy the great privilege of being London Columnist for American travel glossy British Heritage. Each print edition carries a two-page, experiential column - things I've been doing in the capital over the past month I think readers will enjoy.
The column has recently expanded online, where I can discuss more 'timely' things without the problems of lead-time.
I'm always interested in hearing about exciting things - from shows, exhibitions, restaurants and heritage events to cool places for afternoon tea. If it's interesting, quirky or just really enjoyable, I want to know about it...
British Heritage Magazine