Patrick Gooch read History of Art, and early on in his career lectured at the Central School of Art and Design in London. However, marketing was his main occupation; and he has worked for a number of German, American and British companies.
Latterly, he joined the family trade development company, working principally with government departments of foreign countries. To relieve the tedium of long-haul flights and staying in impersonal hotels, he turned to writing.
Over time he amassed a number of manuscripts, stored in the`metaphorical bottom drawer`. Eventually, they saw the light of day, and after the usual bout of rejections, eleven of his novels have now been published.