I was brought up in Yorkshire, a long, long time ago before a bath had its own room.
I am the youngest of 4 children and still the smallest of 3 brothers.
Some of my first drawings were with chalks on the large flagstones at the back of our house.
Later I completed a course in graphic design and illustration at Wimbledon School of Art. Not long afterwards I wrote and illustrated 5 picture books that were published by various mainstream publishers.
I became the father of 2 children, then the step father of 2 more. I have worked as an artist for the computer games industry and worked as a librarian in a primary school and then a public library.
Other interests include nature, singing, playing guitar and trumpet, mindfulness, football and trying to learn Polish!