Ian is the fourth generation in his family to become a published author.
The catalyst for fiction writing was a story a colleague told him one day about a bunch of kids riding home on the back of a huge horse, which insisted on walking through a dam! This led to his first book, Scratcher (1987).
Since then he has written the books shown on this page, many for younger readers but not neglecting young adults and the rest of us.
Most are humorous, to a greater or lesser degree, and reader feedback has been very good indeed.