Friday, 25 May 2012

Debut Dagger Shortlist 2012

We interrupt these proceedings...

I received a letter in the post today - didn't recognise the sender's address.

It wasn't my credit card company changing my APR again.
It wasn't the Save our Snails from endangerment charity.
It was from the Crime Writers' Association.
Well, I had entered the Debut Dagger competition months ago with my first 3000 words from my new crime book Death by Glasgow. So I figured they were writing to tell me I hadn't made the list.
I couldn't find my reading glasses so my wife had to read out the letter.

I did make the shortlist.

Holy shit was all I could say to my wife. I am so thrilled.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the CWA, Peter James and the judges who put me on the shortlist.

Here's a link to the list. Some amazing other writers here too - good luck to everyone.
(It will open up a new page for you): Debut Dagger Awards Shortlist.
I'll be on cloud nine for a while.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

There's Talk of a Key West Sequel

My KEY WEST eBook is doing so well on Amazon, and I've been getting such great feedback,  the number one question is: 'Will there be a sequel?'

So ... you heard it here first.


I've decided to write a sequel. In fact, I just finished laying out the structure and today wrote the first couple of pages. It felt great to be back writing about Key West after being in Glasgow for the past two years (figuratively speaking). Popcorn Joe and the gang will all be back for more zany adventures.

Will keep you posted with my progress.

Got to go head back down to Duval St., as I have a date with a parrot and a python.