Here are some of the fascinating people I've worked with so far...
Time & Chance The Memoirs of a North-East Surgeon – David Clarke 2018 Time & Chance is the memoir of David Clarke, a surgeon in the North-East of England.
Time & Chance is the memoir of David Clarke, a surgeon in the North-East of England. Born during World War II in straitened circumstances as the only child of a war widow in the heavily bombed city of Kingston upon Hull, he was lucky enough to win a scholarship to a prestigious school, followed by […]Read More
All the Very Best! The Autobiography of a Folk Music Legend 2021 It was a pleasure and a great privilege to work with Vin over four years as he told me his amazing life story.
Sadly, Vin died just after I completed the first proof. However, when they were ready to do so, I worked with Vin’s family to complete the book. A globe-trotting trailblazer who sold out venues across the world, Vin was also a man of courage and conviction. In All the Very Best!, he explains why he […]Read More
Married to the Man Who Washed Himself Away A Memoir of Motherhood, Marriage and Obsessive Behaviour 2021 It took three generations of a Middlesbrough family to bring this award-nominated memoir to the world.
The book tells the story of Joan Leech, her marriage to a handsome older man, Kenny, and the obsessive behaviour and tragedy that tore them apart. Joan’s daughter, Julie, came to me with the outline of an account she had developed from notes Joan had left behind when she died. Sadly, Julie herself passed away […]Read More
Lessons from My Life A Letter to My Grandsons 2021 One of Teesside's most well-known and successful entrepreneurs, Barney Ord owns factories, industrial estates and a machine tool auction site.
But life wasn’t always easy for Barney’s family, who 120 years ago went from rags to riches and then back to rags again. In fact, Barney says he inherited a “self-destruct gene” from his Irish forbears. This book, written especially for Barney’s six grandsons, is to show them the hard work that went into giving […]Read More