It's taken me fifty-seven years to build up the confidence to write my first book.
For much of that time I've had many stories floating around in my head, with a burning desire to put them down on paper, but it took a meeting with an elderly lady, whilst on a cruise, to prompt me to author my first words. Although my first book was prompted by our meeting, the story has no connection to the tales of her sixty-plus cruises.
I began writing Twilight Cruise in 2016 but with the pressures of work etc. I didn't manage to complete it until the lock down of 2020; finally self-publishing my debut novella in May 2020.
Following the publication of Twilight Cruise, and the subsequent reviews, which were surprisingly good to be fair; I began writing The Nowhere Man, which was inspired by a painting of a bridge into a misty forest, that has been hanging on the wall of our second bedroom for a number of years.
The Nowhere Man has now been queried and a contract has been signed with Sages Tower Publishing following a #PitMad event on Twitter.
The Nowhere Man is currently being edited and beta read.
My work in progress is a novel entitled The Lonely One, which is a story of a young man struggling with his circumstances and the memories of his tortured past.
I'm hoping to have the first draft completed in the next few months and revisions by late 2021.
I also have the raw beginning of a sequel to Twilight Cruise entitled 'Twilight In Paradise', which I'm hoping to have completed by the end of year.