Norman Ferguson has been interested in history ever since receiving the Ladybird book on Robert the Bruce as a youngster. He studied Scottish History at university, although little has been retained. He still doesn’t know if James IV was a Renaissance Prince or not.
He devised websites for the Scottish Government on Scottish history, including one on William Wallace. As a result he spent far too long watching Mel Gibson’s Braveheart for research.
In his spare time he has written comedy for radio, TV and books. His proudest comedy moment is making Radiohead misery-guts singer Thom Yorke laugh out loud on Radio One.
After a spell writing non-fiction history books, he felt it was time to use his accumulated knowledge for more light-hearted ends.