I was originally inspired by Jack Kerouac, and kept a diary while travelling the world on a shoestring in my twenties. Hunter S. Thompson and Paul Theroux were other influences.
I spent my thirties in university, and received a doctorate at the end of it.
I've been a freelance writer for six years.
I have had several books, articles and poems published.
The main influences on my latest Werewolf of Oz book are Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Edward Lear's literary nonsense poetry and the Wizard of Oz movie.