A journalist by profession, Frank worked as a columnist and deputy sports editor with the Daily Express for 15 years. As chief sportswriter with the Press Association for 17 years, he covered the Olympic Games, World Cups in football and rugby, and top events in golf, tennis, and motor racing.
Shortlisted for Columnist of the Year in the Sports Journalists’ Association awards, Frank took to writing books after becoming a freelance. Inspired by his part-time charity work transporting cancer patients for radiotherapy, Frank’s first fiction novel, When the Mist Clears, has thrown up some wonderful, inspiring characters.
Living on the Deadline: The memoir of a global sportswriter (Pitch Publishing, 2014).
Simply the Best: The inside story of how Wigan became rugby’s greatest cup team (Pitch Publishing, 2017).
MUSIC: JAM MORGAN – VICTORY
Scheduled for global release on 15 April 2020
A story of courage, friendship and love
While receiving his Journalist of the Year award, a panic attack prompts war correspondent Dan Armitage to evaluate his career. Volunteering as a driver transporting cancer patients, Dan meets four people who realise they share a quirky wit, soaring optimism, and unexpected love for life and each other. Battling through the scariest time of their lives, the friends make a pact to meet up in a year – if they are still alive.
During the difficult months, Dan witnesses a savage beating, dragging him into a world of drugs and crime that has consequences for them all.
Humorous, poignant and life-affirming, When the Mist Clears is a contemporary story of grit, camaraderie, and love in the shadow of adversity.