Cowhig was born in Liverpool 1950 into a working class background. Father
worked on the docks. Mother was a cleaner. Started in Manweb 30 years
ago as meter collector and meter reader.
Began writing in 1989 to try and improve his English after moving into
an office job within the company. Realised that twenty-odd years of
visiting peoples houses had provided him with a fund of colourful
stories so joined creative writing courses at local schools and
colleges. Became a founder member of the Merseyside Comedy Co, which
was a spin off from a night school course on comedy writing at Liverpool
University. This group has had some success both in the UK and in Europe,
and welcomes new members. They meet at the Unemployed Resources Centre,
Hardman Street, every Tuesday 7.30pm.
Dave, together with writing partner Jimmy Toal, has had comedy sketches
performed on Belgium and German TV. More recently he had three sketches
performed on Granada TVs The Last Laugh Show.
Currently he is working on the sequel to the Liverpool Lecky Man, imaginatively
titled The Liverpol Lecky Man Two. Dave and Jim are hoping some of the
stories can be developed as a TV sitcom and are tentatively working
Dave now works for PSS the register charity in Liverpool as a senior
support worker on a mental health project.
He believes passionately in creative writing clubs and would like to
see people with dyslexia or poor writing skills come along. If they
have good ideas someone will help them to get their work down on paper
and advise them where to send any work they produce. If I hadnt
joined a writing club then this book would never have seen the light
Dave is married with three grown up children and two grandsons