The Most Famous Writer You've Probably Never Heard Of
Following an 18 year career in the Royal Air Force which included the Falklands War and Gulf War One, Dougie Brimson has since forged a career as one of the most diverse writers in Britain.
His 15 books cover everything from comedy to hard-hitting non-fiction and have combined sales approaching 750,000 whilst his three award-winning feature films include the Hollywood funded 'Green Street'. As a consequence, he is well qualified to talk to groups of any size about anything and everything relating to both creative writing and working in either publishing or the media.
A frequent quest on radio and TV discussing everything from football to the subject of trolls and online bullying, he has appeared on the BBC, Sky News, ITV, C4, C5 and numerous overseas media outlets. He has also produced and presented TV shows for both C5 and Bravo TV.
"Dougie was inspirational when talking to large groups of students who were truly captivated by his presentation during which he described his unique life experiences and how they have led to his fantastic achievements to date." Barry Wheller, Director of Progress Year 11, Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
"Dougie gave our students a real insight into his life, his books, his writing and his past. Hitting the back of the net with his honesty, Dougie says it how it is.... He certainly scored a beauty with us" Jacqueline Colbeck, Subject Leader for English, Everton Free School
"It was a positive experience as they [students] were able to meet someone who knows and actively works within the industry, and who also who understands and lives the journey from an idea to a tangible project that is created into visuals." Sabrina J Elliot, English Department, St Thomas Moore School
"Dougie was forthright, honest and candid in his answers, giving us an insight into the variety of his work. We enjoyed the anecdotes of screenplay writing, including mentions of Martin Kemp and Lynda La Plante, how he gave up writing for a while and the ease with which his first book was published. Very different to many other authors that visit the group. His philosophy of hard work and doing something he enjoys were enthusiastically conveyed." Helen Nicell, Secretary, Watford Writers