1977 I started in the funeral profession as a chauffeur, ending with the Royal undertakers. Along the way I reversed the limousine into a lamp post, slid into the grave with the coffin on top of me, and saw a gypsy caravan burned.
In the 1980s I was on the instant response team with the London funeral directors, directly involved with the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster, Air India in the Irish Sea, and PanAm/Lockerbie, which proved to be the most demanding.
Buried Secrets is all about my time in the profession.
Since then, I owned a limousine company for thirteen years, then a seaside guest house, ultimately a 28 bedroom Eastbourne hotel that proved to be a financial disaster - I was in partnership with a man who was a member of a family of bankrobbers - no, I didn't know at the time.
I am now a writer, public speaker, and funeral celebrant - no time for retirement.
The Brick Monster is a book for children in age group 8 - 12, and is all about his exploits - he lives in a cave under the pavement in a seaside resort.