It all began in 1999 when I started Cheeky Guides with a couple of friends. Despite having never written a book, never mind setting up a publishing company, we muddled through and managed to have a no1 bestseller in Waterstones and Borders for two years in a row with The Cheeky Guide to Brighton. From here we published other Cheeky Guides including Oxford, Love, Student Life and Walks in Brighton and Sussex.
In 2014, after spending a year visiting some of the world's most extraordinary communities I penned my first travel memoir, The No.9 Bus to Utopia (Unbound/Penguin Random House), which also found life as a TED talk, one-man show and special ACE funded six-part comedy-drama series with The Odditorium podcast. In 2016 my occult memoir The Haunted Moustache was published by Nightfinch Books. The same year I co-authored The Odditorium (Brewers), which was a number one bestseller in the Amazon charts for History and Comedy. The Mysterium, exploring modern mysteries, and The Odysseum (extraordinary journeys) are due out in 2017 and 2018.