Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for IG . Turning his passion into a fulfilling career as a professional author has been one of his greatest life achievements. Born in rural Northamptonshire in the 60’s, he moved later to Derbyshire to finish his studies, starting his working career as a chef in the surrounding restaurants and hotels. Later, he moved to London to work for King Hussain of Jordan. He then travelled to Switzerland where he worked at the American Embassy. America then called – and IG worked in New York, Palm Springs, Palm Beach, Los Angeles and Hartford, as a personal chef for many famous celebrities. By the late 90’s, IG was working as House Manager and Executive Chef at the British Embassy in Moscow, overseeing the catering of the first State Visit by HM Queen Elizabeth II , and later receiving an award in the Kremlin, presented to him by The Queen.
IG now puts pen to paper as both an author and illustrator to apply skills he has kept on his back-burner for most of his career. Having produced many fine oil paintings and portraits in his spare time, IG now uses these skills to create his own beautiful illustrations, which help tell the stories he has conjured-up in his own remarkable imagination.