I have lived in London for 35 years, which of course – coming from the sticks in rural Worcestershire – in no way makes me a Londoner! My search for work in film and TV production brought me to London, and that’s what I still do, and how I met my wife, back in the early 90’s (she really is a Londoner). Born out of our own difficulties in achieving a family, ‘Ripping up the script’ is a first book, although writing has always been a passion. A few years ago I was nominated in the National Poetry prize, and have had several poems published across a range of magazines and websites. When I’m not working or spending time with my wife and son, I like to head for the hills or a desolate stretch of coastline, armed with a fishing rod. I learned to fish on the river Frome, in Dorset, and am now involved in a life-long restoration project of a small upper section of that river. It’s perfectly possible (I tell myself every day) for a bloke with his head in the sticks, to be content enough in London.