North Walian Joe Shooman has edited several travel guides to Liverpool where lived for nearly a decade, working freelance for a number of travel publications and guidebooks both (inter)nationally and locally and covering such diverse places as Faroe Islands, Spain, Lithuania, Turkey and all points inbetween. He is planning adventures much further afield. As well as his travel writing, he is a music journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in everything from Record Collector and Plan B to Mixmag, Metal Hammer and The Fly where he is live reviews editor. His fifth book, a biography of a hugely successful US Punk group, which will be published in 2010, and he is currently co-editing a fiction anthology, also to be published early in 2010. Joe is now based in the Caribbean where he is expanding his horizons from his Cayman Islands base.