Following a career in security, I am now a genre best-selling author of six non-fiction true crime books, one biography, two self-help guides, as well as two travel and one poetry anthology about The Kingdom of Bahrain - where I lived for four years, and where I was also commissioned to produce and publish A Tribute to Abdulla Ali Kanoo a quality book for one of the biggest Arab merchant families in the Gulf region.


I have also compiled and published the acclaimed Collections of Poetry and Prose book series, featuring almost 1300 pieces of work from 255 writers and poets from 49 countries around the world, and have written and published a number of Kindle ebooks on a diverse range of topics and subjects. I founded and published the original Tough Talk, an acclaimed online magazine interviewing martial artists, boxers, combat specialists etc worldwide (back online), founded The Circuit magazine for the British Bodyguard Association, and originally published the International Directory of Security & Close Protection.

And lastly I have written a large number of articles for magazines and newspapers worldwide including Gulf Insider, Sur La Terre, Time Out, Norfolk magazine, Absolute Lifestyle, Signature, Exotic Car, Rural Life, T Qatar (NY Times style magazine) and many more.

My Books

From true crime and close protection to poetry and travel, most of my books are detailed here.

Publishing Services

Affordable publishing and self-publishing services, project management, ghostwriting, press releases, articles and content for websites, magazines and newspapers.

Contact & Connect

Contact with me by telephone, email, WhatsApp and and connect with me on Facebook and Instagram.

"f you don't want to lead an ordinary life... don't do ordinary things!"


Tough Talk, the acclaimed online magazine featuring interviews with martial artists, bodybuilders, weightlifters, boxers, urban combat specialist, mixed martial artists, wrestlers and health, fitness and training specialists across the UK.


Looking  at the personal journeys of a wide range of people within these different and undeniably tough disciplines, each interview is extensive and detailed, and examins why they do what they do, their training, what motivates and inspires them, as well as exploring different styles, principles and philosophies of training and in life.


Tough Talk's interviews are in-depth, comprehensive and renown for their honesty.

Bahrain Arts Magazine - Bahrain's leading e-magazine and online arts platform showcasing both Bahraini and Bahrain based photographers, artists, sculptors, musicians, writers and poets.

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