I've been writing books for 22 years now, and have been a journalist for a mere forty! Most of my books are about food - I love to cook and eat. I also have an interest in health and nutrition and one of my best-selling books was The Food Bible. In 2011 I joined forces with the world-famous gardening expert Dr D G Hessayon to write 'The Garden to Kitchen Expert'.
I started out on a slightly different tack - as a show business writer on a teen magazine 'back in the day' (circa late sixties to mid seventies!). The true story of those years became my only non-food/health book, Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick. The Kindle version was published in March 2013.
I have a regular blog at the Saga Magazine website on their health pages - http://www.saga.co.uk/health.aspx - which often features my recipe of the week, and a rant about some latest health injustice or celebrity fad or my own inability to lead the perfect healthy lifestyle!
I live in Herefordshire, and am married with two grown-up boys, three very grown up step-children and several grand and step-grandchildren too.