DON SHAW has been a full-time writer for film, stage, radio and TV since 1968, and before that a teacher of the deaf. He won his first award in 1968 and went on to become one of the top TV writers, winning awards both at home and internationally. He was the creator of the BBC drama series Dangerfield, and has been Visiting Professor in Drama at Derby University for many years. His first book The Hike was self-published and at Christmas 2004 outsold The Da Vinci Code in Derbyshire. His first book for Breedon Publishing (DB's previous name), was the sequel, The Hike and every damn thing else. Married with three children, Don lives in Mickleover, near Derby.