Colin Guest. (1940 - 2015) Born in England, and moved to live in Turkey in 1998 after working on a hotel project there. Now retired and currently living in Istanbul with his Turkish wife. From an apprentice, Joiner/Shopfitter, worked his way up the ladder, with his working in 15 countries spread throughout the Middle/ Far East and North Africa. Projects were mainly high-class interior finishing works, to several palaces and numerous 5-star hotels.
His first book to be published was "An Expats Experiences of Living in Turkey," about his living in Turkey for over 25 years. His latest publication "Follow in the Tigerman's Footsteps," although a memoir, reads more like an adventure story. It covers numerous life threatening, crazy and hilarious incidents, which occurred during his working for 19 years as an expat. "Follow in the Tigerman's Footsteps," which gets its name from his love of Tigers, is intended to help readers discover there is more to life than a boring 9-5 job. He himself has lived a life many only dream about. In reference to his memoir, Colin had an article published in a newspaper in his home town of Plymouth, Devon, England, carried out a one hour podcast, with a video recording of one chapter of his memoir read on Novels Wild Festival.
Due to his deep concern about nature and the environment, Colin supports several organisations including, Sea Shepherd, and Care for the Wild/Born Free, who he has adopted a tiger for the past ten years. He has also worked as a volunteer at Wildlife Rescue/Rehabilitation centres in South Africa and Thailand, which he recommends as a way of giving something back to nature. Apart from his two books, he has had "How I travelled to 14 Countries with no Money" published in Nexus, a UK expat magazine, with over twelve articles published in online magazines.