Dave 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 people’s 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 TV’s 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 on scripts.

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 hadn’t joined a writing club then this book would never have seen the light of day’.

Dave is married with three grown up children and two grandsons