Jimmy Docherty is an award-winning copywriter and television commercial director. His first children's novel The Global Art Grab, the first in a series of six novels centered around the Gadget Gang, was published in Nov 2003, Jimmy describes it as a book "inspired by a dream, and written in a 2 year rush of blood to the head." He has also written an adventure novel, The Ice Cream Con, published in June 2006.
Jimmy was born in Bellshill, Scotland on July 22, 1976, and as he recalls, it was a particulary long birth. He spent most of his childhood kicking cans around streets in Coatbridge, Scotland until eventually he decided to do something with his life, and bought himself a football. Having then established beyond all doubt that the object of the game was not to kick the football at cans around the streets of Coatbridge, Jimmy retired from the soccer scene altogether.
After leaving school, Jimmy studied Film, TV and Radio Production in Glasgow. Upon graduation he worked on a freelance basis for various broadcast companies before being asked to join Scotland's largest commercial radio station, Radio Clyde in 1997. Several TV commercials have also come from the pen of Jimmy. He also claims to have written many literary masterpieces which we can't name specifically, as the real authors might take legal action.
Jimmy Docherty lives with his wife and son in Coatbridge, Scotland. For more information, please visit http://www.gadgetgang.com/