I grew up in the north of England and in 1995, at the age of eighteen, I joined the Parachute Regiment. It had been an ambition of mine since a very young age and I’ve been scrapping in war torn countries ever since. From Northern Ireland, to Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Iraq. I wanted so badly to fight, to fight anyone. As the saying goes ‘be careful what you wish for’ because as it turned out, I would have my wish granted, on numerous occasions.
After the invasion of Iraq, like many other professional soldiers, I left the Army and began work as a privately funded operator in what was left of the war torn country on the Private Security Circuit.
I’ve heard people in my line of work referred to in many ways. Some would call me a soldier of fortune or mercenary; others would label me as a hired gun or bodyguard, even murderer in some cases. Me, I look at myself as an opportunist.
I published my first book ‘RUNNING THE GAUNTLET: The Private War in Iraq‘ in July of 2011. It follows my experiences of my time in Iraq and gives a no punches pulled account of the Private Front on the ‘War on Terror’.
After writing my first book, I realised I wanted to pursue a new career as a writer and began work on my second publication. ‘When there’s no more room in Hell‘ is the first of a three part series of fictional books based in a post apocalyptic world and leaving a group of people fighting for survival. Filled with action, horror, suspense, humour and drama, it is a saga to suit all tastes.