Here are some of the fascinating people I've worked with so far...
A Dog’s Breakfast 2020 Retired businessman Mike Dawson OBE wrote his own life story and asked me to edit the book and arrange design and printing.
“Michael came to my rescue when I was writing my autobiography,” said Mike. “After several thousand words I was struggling to make it interesting to the reader and find the right rhythm and flow. “In fact, it was becoming a chore. With his advice, patience, encouragement and publishing skills I made it to the line. […]Read More
Credit Where Credit’s Due The Story Of A Family Business 2020 Credit Where Credit’s Due tells the story of the life and times of George Absalom Carey, the businesses he established and the people who have worked for and been served by them for well over a century.
The journey begins in the ironstone mines of Eston shortly after the long reign of Queen Victoria came to end and brings us to the present day, when Careys Personal Credit and the Tees Mutual friendly society continue to meet the needs of working people in Teesside and beyond. The book is available in ebook […]Read More
Honesty is the Best Policy The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth 2021 Arthur Fitzsimmons has always believed in telling it like it is. In Honesty is the Best Policy, he gives us a warts-and-all account of his rich and full life, from being born within the sound of Bow Bells in 1925 through to meeting the love of his life, Lily, and bringing up his own family and his three grandchildren, who he adopted.
Along the way he tells us about the many jobs he did – including many years as a London cabbie, where he was given the nickname “Elf”and carried passengers including two Prime Ministers and the young Beatles shortly after their arrival in the capital. His story is packed with fascinating tales as it chronicles almost […]Read More
The Hollywood Fitter My Travels Through a Lucky Life 2018 The Hollywood Fitter is the story of Mick Riley, a scruffy kid from Middlesbrough’s Thorntree council estate who is blessed with a winning smile and an inspirational spirit of adventure.
Mick was determined to avoid the humdrum existence that awaited the thousands of men who spent the rest of their lives keeping the wheels of Teesside’s heavy industry turning to pay their bills. Mick’s easy-going charm made him a natural salesman. Together with business partner Jim Brennan, he sold anything he could find a buyer […]Read More