Andy Vaughan worked in marketing for 30 years, during which time he wrote about many subjects from corporate video scripts, to children book synopses, to the dangers of stress corrosion cracking in plumbing valves.

He edited a village magazine but had to give it up when the only letters he received were about dog mess.

At 50, he wrote a bucket list which included “Write a novel.” Finally drawing on that wasted degree in English Literature obtained in the late eighties, he did just that and found he enjoyed it, so he wrote another. The rest of the bucket list waits patiently. One day he hopes he will get to see the pyramids, visit Japan, and meet comedian Peter Kay.

A father of two, he lives in Leicestershire with his partner and a really good cappuccino machine.