When I was younger, I had four main ambitions in life – get married, have kids, have at least one dog, and get at least two books written and published.
Well, the kids are never going to happen now for a variety of reasons. But the others have come true. I’ve been married since 2010, I have my beautiful dog, Schlumpf. And now my second book – “The Reichsbank Gold” – is about to come out at the end of this month.
The first book though, “The Renegade Spy“, has been out since the beginning of August. Last week, I finally got the paperback in my hands, and let’s just say it was a proud, triumphant, and emotional moment for me. As I said to my mother later, it was (and will remain) one of the best moments of my life.
All I have ever wanted is for my name to be on a book cover. To create something which will be around long after I am gone. Something to prove I existed. Something tangible that I can hold and say to people “I made that”.
I am currently working on Book 3 of the Department 89 series that I want to bring out on Christmas Day. But writers block is really biting me in the ass at the moment over that one right now. So in an attempt to clear my head a bit, I spontaneously decided to start something totally new today. I won’t say too much about it, except to say “serial killers in space”. I’ll tell you more if I see the story coming together to form what might become a book!