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
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A story of courage, friendship and love
While receiving his Journalist of the Year award, a panic attack prompts decorated war correspondent Dan Armitage to evaluate his career. Taking a sabbatical, Dan enrols as a volunteer driver, befriending four extraordinary people who, in defiance of a grievous disease, share a quirky wit, soaring optimism and unexpected love for life and each other. Caught in a traumatic struggle and unsure of their future, the new-found friends make a pact to meet up in a year – if they are still alive.
During the difficult weeks, Dan witnesses a savage beating, dragging him into a sinister world that has consequences for all.
Humorous, poignant and life-affirming, When the Mist Clears is a delightful, contemporary story of grit, camaraderie and love in the shadow of adversity.