I LIVE IN EAST LONDON, but don't let that fool you. My first name isn't Jack. The truth is this website has been named thus solely because most people generally call me Rippers.
I am an author proudly basking in the glow of winning my first award for Crossing The Whitewash, an urban gangster thriller which moves from London to rugby-mad Wales against the backdrop of the Rugby World Cup.
Judges in the 3rd Writer's Digest self-published eBook Awards described it as "evocative, original, unfailingly precise and often humourous".
I started the book after being one of the News of the World hacks who were sacrificed when the paper closed its doors due to the phone-hacking scandal. In all I've worked on six national newspapers, a myriad of local ones up and down the country and two sports news agencies.
I originally hail from Bristol and am a fanatical Gashead, that is a supporter of Bristol Rovers.
I currently work on the sports desk of the Daily Star and the backbench of the Daily Star Sunday, though to any prospective agents reading I am available for book deals and world tours...