I’m a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, BBC History Magazine and The Oldie. I broke into journalism after putting together a fanzine, Wired, in the late 1980s and went on to join the Daily Mirror pop page in the early 1990s. I’ve since worked as a show business reporter or feature writer on the Mirror, Express and Sunday Times, and contributed to the Evening Standard, FT, Independent and Mail on Sunday. I’ve also written numerous travel features.
I handled the public relations for the Rhodes Trust’s 2003 centenary celebrations which culminated in a Westminster Hall event attended by Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela.
PUBLIC SPEAKING & AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
I’ve given talks about the press, the media and history to organisations such as the Institute of the Americas and the Kettner Luncheon Club, as well as to cruise ship audiences. I’ve also conducted on-stage author interviews at literary and history festivals, and interviewed authors at book launch events.
In 2021 I graduated with a History PhD from Maastricht University in the Netherlands after five years as a part-time external postgraduate student.
I’m an ideas man. I’ve been dreaming up story ideas, and looking for hooks and angles, all my working life.
I’m well-connected. I’ve built up a huge number of trusting relationships with editors, PRs, celebrities, politicians and businessmen and women over the years.
I’ve worked on tabloids, midmarket papers and broadsheets so can adjust my writing style to suit the publication or client.
Last, but not least, I polish my copy until it gleams like chrome.