Why come to me? BecauseĀ in one sense at least, I have been you. Yes, I know what it’s like to be interviewed – and that helps me to be a better interviewer. it’s perfectly understandable that you may feel a bit nervous at first. I did. But at least you won’t feel any of the pressure I sometimes used to feel. I want you to relax and enjoy the process, so we bring out the best in your story and remember all the most significant moments. They might be funny, moving, or even life-changing. You can choose the pace and nature of our exchanges. And you’ll get all the time you deserve to tell your story your way.

It doesn’t pay to rush these things. I can remember one hectic morning when I was interviewed by Sky Sunrise, BBC Breakfast and CNN World Business News – all live on air and in quick succession.

Eammon Holmes put me at ease at the Sky TV studios. But there wasn’t even time to take off the first layer of TV make-up off before I reached the BBC studios, and they began slapping more on! An hour later, I was in studio number three and my ear-piece fell out live on CNN. I had to carry on as though nothing had happened.

That chaotic morning came about because I’d written a biography about the former England football manager, Fabio Capello. And I’ve written books on all kinds of people, famous or still relatively unknown. War heroes, businessmen and sportsmen have all enlisted my services. Ordinary folk too, with their own heart-warming stories to tell.

Many of the people I’ve worked with have been elderly. Often they have found events from times gone by difficult to remember in detail. That’s fine. Whatever your story or time of life, I’ll put you at ease and we’ll get there. Sometimes a bit of background research from me, or a photograph or document you’ve tucked away and then forgotten all about, can jog the memory splendidly and bring the story to life. Experience has taught me to be patient, conscientious and sensitive.

Why choose me? Because I know it’s all about you. And the best possible story will emerge from our exchanges in the end. If we work together to create something special, the final product will always be a source of pride to us both. Your story. Captured forever in a beautiful book. Will you be my next project? Like I said, I’d rather write about you than talk about me.