Jason Cook is a dyslexic writer and a former prison Con and gangster's runner who due to peer pressure; became a drug addict at the age of twelve years old. Within five years he was a face in London's underworld for all the wrong reasons.
Jason fully admits he became hooked on drugs, which led to him selling drugs from his bedroom and on the streets to pay off his growing drugs debts to local dealers. Soon he was faced with a situation he couldn't get out of.
In trouble with Yardies; he was forced to smuggle drugs in order to save his friends and family from danger.
Introduced by chance to gangsters of London's underworld and their overseas criminal activities; he soon became a gangster's runner.
At the age of 20 he was heavily involved in the drugs world and he was also taking steroids to build himself up.
At eighteen stone; the young man with a sizeable drug habit was now being used to collect money from drug dealers on behalf of the gangsters who supplied them. Along with reducing his own debts he would also be paid in drugs for collecting money from other dealers. Jason was soon arrested and spent three years and nine months in HM Pentonville Prison where drug use was also prevalent. But he managed to get him self on the drug free wing and write about his life.
On a second visit to prison he realised that he needed to turn things around in order to improve his quality of life and those of his family. This was when he started writing his books. Despite being dyslexic Jason wanted to tell his stories to others and warn them of how easy it is to become addicted and dragged into a world which is dangerous, illegal and unsafe.
Jason tells his story over four books. They tell the tales of events that could happened to any of us.
He hopes that his story can help others to avoid the pitfalls of drug use and the inevitable negative consequences.
Statistics show that three million people in the UK are involved with drugs in some way or will have tried them at least once in their lifetime. (www.drugscope.org.uk).
There are many at risk of becoming dependent and can face the same situations Jason faced while on drugs.
Some will be able to relate to Jason's story, some readers will be intrigued, some will learn a lesson to not get involved in drugs and some will enjoy reading about his true life story.
Jason Cook was born in Hackney, London but eventually moved to Borehamwood and he has three children.
He is the CEO of the film production company; The Way Forward Productions Ltd
During the last two years Jason has focused on writing the concepts for ten films and he has worked with script writing teams in England and America to produce screenplays and schedules from them. These are also have been developed in preparation for film investment.
He is soon to resume work on his book quadrilogy.
Jason has also written a children's book which will also be available soon.
Jason also gives talks about his life in schools and groups. If you wish Jason to come and talk for you then contact him and discuss what you would like. Jason Books have also gone down in history as his book and life story's have been used in the museum in the town http://elstree-museum.org.uk/merchandise.php