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 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, a one-man show and an Arts Council England funded comedy series via The Odditorium podcast. In 2016 my occult memoir The Haunted Moustache was published by Nightfinch Books. The same year I co-authored the first of a trilogy with Hodder and Stoughton, exploring fringe culture. The Odditorium (mavericks who changed the world) was a number one bestseller in the Amazon charts for History and Comedy. The Mysterium (modern mysteries) was published in October 2017, and The Odysseum (extraordinary journeys) in November 2018.