AS a journalist he has travelled the world, but for the subject of his first book, a Brook Green resident has focused on the globe-trotting adventures of another individual.
To coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, Guy Ker decided to pen his first children's novel exploring some of the glamorous locations the Queen has visited during her 60-year reign.
The father-of-three came up with the idea while stuck in hospital following a knee operation last year.
With time on his side, he decided to put pen to paper and turned out Where does the Queen go on Holiday? in just over three weeks.
Using original illustrations and rare archive pictures, the book tells the story of a little girl who imagines all the trips she believes the Queen must have taken during her time on the throne.
The Aynhoe Road resident, said: "Children have a lot of things at school, like Black History Month, and while it's great and important to remember other cultures, there isn't that much done about our own institutions.
"As a father of three I'm able to talk to them about things like the monarchy so presenting the Queen's work through the eyes of a child seemed like a good idea.
"I've always read stories to them, so that was part of the inspiration to do this. They have quite enjoyed me writing the book, as I've been constantly reading them excerpts.
"I've been a journalist for a long time, I used to work in Australia and at ITN and Channel 4, but I've never really had the time to sit down and write.
"My recovery period after my operation gave me that bit of space to do that."
Despite being warmly received by his literary agent, publishers did not feel they could turn the book round in time for this summer's celebrations.
However, the 55-year-old decided to persevere and has published the book himself, already taking orders from independent bookstores and Historic Royal Palaces, the charity which looks after famous sites such as Kensington Palace and the Tower of London.
Mr Ker has already got plans for his follow up, which he says will be more of a 'grown up' novel.
He said: "I'm on a roll at the moment, so I will definitely keep thinking of ideas. I've started to write a second novel, but it's more adult.
"I've found a voice, so I'm going to continue to write for as long as possible and as long as I enjoy it."
For more information, or buy the book online, visit www.queenonholiday.co.uk