Paul Mason is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding. Paul Mason is a former international swimmer, British champion and record holder. Though retired from top-level racing, he still competes regularly in open-water events and triathlons. Today he combines a career as a writer with swim coaching.