Guy N. Smith is a best-selling author with over 100 books to his name. Genres include: horror, mystery fiction, westerns, children's fiction and a number of non-fiction titles. He has also penned many short stories for anthologies and the legendary London Mystery Selection. In between his writing he has had a varied and interesting career, he worked in banking, was a private detective and had his own shotgun cartridge loading business before becoming the Gun Editor of 'The Countryman's Weekly'. For nearly four decades he has lived with his wife Jean in a remote area of the Shropshire/Welsh border hills. Guy has his own shooting, deer stalking and organic small holding. They have four grown up children and two grandchildren who live in various parts of the UK. This is the story of his life from childhood through to the present day and relates how he built up a successful career from those teenage Pipe Dreams.