I’m a retired vet and author. My first novel, published by John Blake Publishing in May 2011, was Pets in a Pickle. This has a foreword by James Herriot’s son and quotes by Sir Terry Wogan and Richard Madeley, amongst others. The ebook version reached number two on Amazon Kindle’s bestseller list. The second book in the series, Pets on Parade, was published in April 2012 and the third, Pets Aplenty, in August 2014.
I also write for several national magazines and have had occasional features in the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times.
As a guest speaker on cruise ships, I’ve completed 40 engagements in the past eight years. It’s a wonderful way to see different parts of the world while at the same time sharing my experiences of life with animals and I feel extremely lucky to have had this privilege.
If anyone in the UK has a charity event – especially if animal-orientated – and would like to consider me as an after-dinner speaker, do please get in touch. I’m also willing to donate signed copies of my memoir for raffles to help raise funds for dog and cat rescue societies.
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My forthcoming memoir – An Armful of Animals
I have had a lifetime filled with exciting encounters with animals. As a lad in Nigeria, I was attacked by soldier ants and terrified by a snake in my treehouse. My treasured companion, Poucher, an African Bush dog, prevented me and my mother from being savaged by baboons. Once qualified as a vet, I had to attempt life-saving surgery on my beloved parrot. On a road trip across the Sahara, there was a tussle with a lame camel and the operation on an Ostrich gored by an antelope. Settling back in West Sussex, I tackled a cow that got stuck in a tree, wily cats and battles with cunning badgers and baby bats. I decided to share all these experiences in this memoir which will hopefully tug at the heart strings while bringing a smile to the reader’s face.