So who is the Ship’s Cook?
He used to research and decide what went on the UK’s stamps. Before that he was a corporate PR, copy writer and editor.
He likes to travel and has been once around the world. So far he thinks he may have visited 46 countries (going by the criteria that they issue their own postage stamps). Before it all went horribly wrong at the Simonseeks (no relation) travel website he was ranked no. 13 out of over 800 travel writers on their books. Twenty of his travel-guides are still there to read online if you are interested despite the payments no longer rolling in.
In the past he has been caged with wolves, draped with a python, swum with dolphins, licked by a lion and kissed by a supermodel, but not all in the same day.
He has an MA in the History of Science and Medicine.
Now he is a London based pen for hire. He writes about all things supernatural and spooky, gruesome and gory for Horror Hothouse and hosts the Telly Tomb over at The Spooky Isles. If you like what you read here and want to hire him, he would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment below and he will get back to you.
This blog is about the stuff he likes: like food, travel, architecture, art, design, real music, books, pre-1980s Horror and Sci-fi films, dysfunctional detectives, history, wildlife and Sherlock Holmes. Invitations from PRs for reviews are most welcome, but he will say as he finds.
And yes he is a pretty good cook, although he has yet to rustle up anything on a ship.