I used to be a police officer, starting in London and finishing as a DI at Moss Side in Manchester. When I left the police I started writing and have been writing ever since. Six manuscripts including a memoir, From Cop to Coppicer. And after 10 years of trying, I’ve recently secured my first publishing deal for a crime thriller (unsurprisingly!) called The Trail.
I wear two hats; in addition to writing, I run a smallholding. I live in the Peak District with my wife. Grow fruit and veg, and keep chickens and bees. I am a keen mountaineer, and I’m an experienced public speaker.
About my Talk...
I will bring my laptop and a USB with my talk on PowerPoint. I will need a screen, and ideally a projector (but I can bring one).
I can also deliver the talk ‘stand alone’ which is often required for After Dinner and Luncheon presentations or where the venue is not suitable for presenting an illustrated talk.
£50 Plus mileage costs if the venue is more than ten miles from my home in Hayfield, Derbyshire SK22; the nearest town is Glossop and I’m prepared to travel 90 minutes, possibly further depending on the size of audience and appropriate travel expenses.