As at 20 July 2022, today, the writing is going very well. I’m doing a series of psych thrillers for Inkubator Books. The Girl Downstairs was the first and that came out in November 2021. I’ve since been writing The Perfect Husband and have just delivered the MS. Fingers crossed it gets accepted! I hope they will also pick one or two of the seven ideas I’ve sent over for further thrillers and I can get going on the first of those next week. All being well, I will write three of these a year for a while – they are nice people, the books sell here and in the US, and I am happy. Can’t really ask for more than that.
I usually do various talks over the year – book launches and festivals etc – as well as mental health talks, including some conferences for Stem4, the mental health charity. Very proud to be an ambassador for Stem4. I have missed these and hope to do more in the coming months …
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TV! Well, we were expecting a six-part TV series of Mr Todd’s Reckoning starring Paul Ritter. Paul passed away. After a while, we took it to a film company and thought we had a deal but … people, eh? We then got a thumbs-up from a very well-known actor and we thought that would, ah, rev things up. But it went round and round a bit. Then had a London meet with someone important but that kind of fizzled out. It’s currently being read by another very well known actor and … watch this space.
Finally, I’m asked now and then by those of you who have read Dear Michael, Love Dad and/or Out Of The Madhouse where it all ended … Michael got better … went to work as a tattoo artist … met Georgia and fell in love … had a baby boy … is living happily ever after. Who’d have thought? Happy days …
Last Update: Wednesday 20 July 2022