Fiction Uncovered, Smokeheads optioned and other stuff

OK so, fair bit of news of late, here’s a cheeky wee round up:

Fiction Uncovered
Delighted that Hit & Run has been chosen as one of eight titles on Fiction Uncovered’s Best of British list for this year! Check out their website here, which has all the details. It’s basically a summer-long campaign trying to bring these novels to a wider readership, so cheers to that! Had a great time at the launch last week in The Union Club in Soho, swapping drunken chitter chatter with the London literati, and catching up with old friends like fellow chosen author Dan Rhodes. All good. We all got presented with special one-off leather-bound versions of our books, which are rather gorgeous. There are pics of the party and those special editions here.

One of the judges, Literary Editor of the Independent on Sunday Katy Guest, has written a rather lovely feature on the scheme here, which even includes a quote from me. Swearing. Which is nice.

The Indy on Sun is also running a competition to win all eight titles. Check it out here.

And there is a rave review of Hit & Run over on the Fiction Uncovered website.

Smokeheads Film News
The rights to my third novel Smokeheads have just been optioned, and the project has been chosen as one of seven to receive funding from Creative Scotland as part of their new Accelerator scheme. Read about it here. The project is being put together by producer/writer Alan McKenna and producer Carole Sheridan, who have a wealth of experience between them and both really seem to get the book, so it’s a very promising start all round.

It’s probably worth pointing out that both Hit & Run and Smokeheads are still available in Kindle format for a measly £2.05. Check it here.

While I’m here, here’s a profile of me on the Cision UK website, which is a kind of media-industry thang.

And there’s more exciting news coming soon regarding my first two novels, and Hit & Run, and some other stuff and that. But that’s enough for now, surely.


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