Born in London, Patrick has enjoyed an interesting and varied career. He studied the History of Art and went on to lecture at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He has also worked for many years as a marketing professional for British, German and American international companies. One of his roles was chief executive of a British government-inspired trade council. Later, at the request of the Spanish government, Patrick established and managed `Foods From Spain`, a campaign to promote Spanish foods and wines in the UK. For his service, Patrick was awarded the title `Commander of Civil Merit` by King Juan Carlos. Thereafter, Patrick joined his wife`s trade development company, which specialised in providing marketing support for governments of countries exporting their goods to Britain. It was whilst travelling to all parts of Europe, Central and South America that Patrick began writing to while away the hours. He wrote several novels and it was at his wife’s insistence that he sought to have them published. Married with two sons, Patrick Gooch lives close to the Ashdown forest in East Sussex.