John Alan Derek Hickling, or  his nickname Chewy works at a hospital as a patient movement porter. John is also an author, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a Boxer dog owner, amongst other things.


Apart from the love of writing, John also enjoys spending time with his family. John loves to travel, with New York, San Francisco, Benidorm, Spain being fond destinations. John likes to go to the theatre, Billy Elliott, Wicked, One Man, Two Guvnor's and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder being some of the shows at the top of his list. Keeping fit and doing workouts, runs, and entering tough events is something John is proud to partake in, with the pinnacle so far completing the London Marathon in 2016.

Going out for meals with his Wife, is another enjoyable pastime, especially trying different foods, seafood and chicken being some of his favourites. John is a big lover of Cities with London being top of the list. John lives in the amazing creative City of Nottingham. John likes listen to all kinds’ music, especially 60's rock and he has recorded two independent albums and appeared in comedy band Space Cadets on Britain’s got talent.

John has been creative since he was a child, and has been a part time author for over five years.



John loves to have a good laugh and play tricks, like he says It is better than being miserable.



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