My name is Richard and I love writing, cooking, reading, traveling, visiting art galleries & museums and theatres. I also like socialising with family and friends. I’m a coeliac and a house elf. Oh, and before I forget, I also work part-time. I’m married to Michael and we got a Miniature Schnauzer called Buster.
I started writing in 2011. The idea for the first book was conceived just three months after Michael and I wedded. We did have to consult many different sources to organise our wedding and we were successful in finding all the information which was essential to us. But it would have been less time consuming if all of this information was available in one overview, in one handy book. And that’s how the idea for my first book Ooh Yes I Do! was born. It was released in 2011.
I thought Ooh Yes I Do! would be my first and last book but the addition of a Miniature Schnauzer to our household inspired me to write more books. Everyday Buster meets new dogs & new people and everyday is a new adventure. In 2016 I self-published Ooh Yes I Woof! the adventures of a Miniature Schnauzer, fantasy stories based on the real life of our Miniature Schnauzer’s first year.
Several years later I wrote a follow which includes five more fantasy stories and 40 easy made recipes for dogs. The book was self-published as the Dog’s Favourite Recipe Book and culinary adventures of a Miniature Schnauzer!
In 2018 I self-published the Adventures of Buster the Miniature Schnauzer and my latest publication the Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook.
One thing my books have in common is that they are all about Brighton. The stunning photography as featured in Ooh Yes I Do! was taken by Brighton based photographer Hannah Brackenbury. The beautiful settings include the West Pier, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Palace Pier and the i360. The stories of a Miniature Schnauzer in Ooh Yes I Woof! and the Dog’s Favourite Recipe Book are set in Alfriston, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hove, Lewes and Seaford. The Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook includes five recipes from our favourite local deli-shop L’Isola Buona in Newhaven.
Michael & I are passionate about living along the south coast of England. We love the beautiful South Downs, medieval Lewes, Stanmer Park, the sea and the diversity of Brighton. It’s all on our doorstep.
I hope you will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.