Dave Roberts has been one of those annoying bike couriers, a security guard, a Civil Servant, a KFC chef who was fired for trying to steal a sample of the secret recipe and a train driver – all before reaching 20. After that, he settled for a career in advertising. His first book, e-luv: an internet romance came out in 2006 and was followed by The Bromley Boys, which has been adapted into a soon-to-be-released film, two years later. Next up was 32 Programmes in 2011, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. His fourth book, Sad Men came out in 2014, and his fifth, Home and Away, followed in 2016. He lives in Leeds and travels to Bromley frequently.