One publisher called Martyn Forrester the most widely sold and unheard of author in Britain. His catalogue of Sunday Times bestsellers includes 12 ghosted autobiographies in the Top Ten (3 of them at No. 1); 3 humour titles at No. 1, and 14 other titles in the Top Three (3 of them at No. 1).
Before becoming a full-time writer, Martyn taught English, ran language schools in London and Madrid, and was an award-winning copywriter at several top ad agencies. In 1985 he quit advertising to write about advertising, and went on to help polar explorers, adventurers, train robbers and military heroes construct their memoirs. He has also produced more than seventy fiction and non-fiction titles under various pseudonyms, and co-written more than a dozen thrillers.
In his spare time, he has written screenplays, judged the BAFTAs, and script-doctored for publishers and film companies both sides of the Atlantic.