Keith is British and was born a Lancashire lad; grew up playing the cornet in Brass Bands, and earned pocket money delivering newspapers. Between leaving school and taking up his apprenticeship in carpentry, Keith sold ice cream at a safari park.
Discovering construction sites involved working in the wind and rain, which he hated, Keith opened a joinery workshop. He ran this until becoming a college lecturer ten years later.
Over the following twenty years, he steadily rose through the ranks, ending up as Assistant Principal at a large college of further & higher education in Norfolk.
Now retired, Keith divides his time between writing, volunteering for the National Trust and helping child-mind his two youngest grandchildren. However, his wife calls into question Keith’s definition of ‘helping’.