Praised for his first novel titled The Burglar Diaries. The success of that novel led him to create a "diaries" series, which included The Bank Robber Diaries, The Hitman Diaries, and The Pornographer Diaries.
For close to a decade starting in 1993, he worked in magazines and later became Editor of Mayfair Magazine.
He has been arrested multiple times for counts of burglary and grand theft auto.
He has four children with Jeannette Crockett who he married in 2007.
He co-wrote the film Wild Bill with actor Dexter Fletcher.