Author of the slightly surreal, pandemic puppy self-help guide to greatness

‘Making very difficult things easy to do’, published by The Book Guild, is now on sale.

Debut novel from former journalist and
award-winning PR practitioner


A self-help guide to greatness by the world’s highest achieving dog


Jonathan has spent his career writing stories. Firstly, as a journalist, on local and national newspapers, as a reporter and sub-editor, and then in public relations, working in-house and independently. This is his first book.

Inspiration for Making very difficult things easy to do came from Bobs, who normally can be found sitting under the office desk, although occasionally he bashes out thought-provoking copy on the keyboard, in his own dogmatic way.

The book features illustrations by Royston Robertson of Bobs and his cast of canine companions. Let us introduce Vegan Sydney, pictured right, Puppy Class Pablo, The Day-Glo Pugs and many more…



Touched by the pen of a Private Eye cartoonist


Bobs’ self-help guide to greatness has been illustrated by Royston Robertson. Royston is a freelance cartoonist published in Private Eye, The Spectator, Reader’s Digest (US and UK), Prospect and New Statesman, among many others. He has drawn for many trade publications including the Law Society Gazette, Nursing Standard and (“this week’s guest publication …”) Skip Hire & Waste Magazine.


Contact and sign-up for book info

To join the mailing list for updates and pupdates on the author, this book and future releases, please fill in this form. All those signing up will receive a free ‘indispensable careers guide’ from Bobs and the chance of winning some prizes.


If you don’t want to complete the form, you can always email me at jmcross360@gmail.com to say hello and hopefully keep in touch.

Making very difficult videos easy to do…

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks; but this younger dog may be about to teach you new life skills. A whimsical self-help parody, with 5* Amazon-rating storylines that will resonate with dog owners everywhere. For a snapshot of the book, take a look at this YouTube video.


Follow on Twitter

You can follow the daily thoughts of the world’s self-proclaimed highest achieving dog on Twitter.

Follow on Instagram

You can view the inspiration behind ‘Making very difficult things easy to do’ on Instagram.

Visit The Book Guild

You can visit the publishers’ website to check out all their books – go to The Book Guild.

Visit book shops

Ask at your local book shop – they will be able to order the book in.

‘These might be some of the most insightful, poignant and ridiculous words ever written by a furry household pet.’

What readers are saying

Readers panel

Funny and endearing, a well-written book with a unique and humorous perspective.”

Readers panel

“A great job in capturing a dog’s thoughts in an entertaining way.”


My wife

“I thought you were supposed to be working.”

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