I was born in 1947 in the northern England city of Leeds, in the county of Yorkshire. In 1959 my family and I emmigrated to Australia but returned UK after 2.5 years. Though I trained and qualified as an automobile engineer, I have been a freelance writer-photography since the early 1970s. I have been an explorer, mountaineer, rock climber and have travelled the world extensively. I do some serious cycling these days.
I am a regular contributor of illustrated features to British magazines and have written/produced 20 books. I have only recently gone down the self-published ebook route.