Sunday, 21 November 2010
I have just signed and returned a publishing contract for my debut crime novel “Blood Tears”.
Can you feel the excitement? Can ye? Can ye? Can ye?
The release date is June 2012.
It is taken a looooooong time to get to this stage, a lot of energy, a lot of writing, reading and re-writing, a lot of prayer, a lot of sweat, a lot of frustration, a lot of close calls, more frustration. I can’t overstate how good this feels.
And yet it also feels a bit surreal at the moment - I’m sure it won’t feel “real” until I hold the book in my sticky paws
The publishing house with impeccable taste? Five Leaves Publications are an independent publishing house based in Nottingham, England. They have an eclectic catalogue with radical and literary roots. Their main areas of interest are fiction and poetry, social history, Jewish secular culture, with side orders of Romani, young adult, Catalan and crime fiction titles.
“Crime” is where yours truly comes in. They have a stable that includes Allan Guthrie, Russel D. McLean, Ray Banks, John Harvey and Rod Madocks (great name for a crime writer) who’s “No Way to Say Goodbye” was shortlisted for the ITV Crime and Thriller Awards. So I’m in good company.
I’ll keep you posted as I work myself into a pitch of frenzy not seen since Wills proposed to Katie.