I have some news but first of all, and most importantly, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has read and enjoyed the DI Nick Dixon Crime Series. Your support, reviews, emails, messages and tweets have kept me going and without them I do not think that I would have persevered to the point that I have now reached (more on that in a moment). What started out as a hobby to keep me busy on the long dark winter nights has grown into something beyond my wildest imaginings. So, thank you!
Now for the news. There’s good and bad, I’m afraid, but I’m hoping you will agree that the good outweighs the bad!
Over the last few months since the publication of Kickback I have been approached by two literary agents, a TV producer and, most recently, by a publisher. To cut a long story short, the publisher (Amazon Publishing UK) made me an offer that was too good to refuse, so I didn’t. The upshot is that I now have a publisher who will ensure that Nick Dixon reaches an audience that I simply cannot reach as a self published author. It’s a huge step for me but it also ensures that Nick will get the five star treatment he deserves from now on; professional editing and proofreading, audiobooks etc etc.
The first task is the relaunch of As The Crow Flies, Head In The Sand and Kickback. This is scheduled to take place in the New Year and I will be spending a good deal of time between now and then working with the editorial team in preparation for that.
Now for the bad news and my humblest apologies in advance! Swansong is almost finished but will not now be released until next Spring, after the relaunch of the first three in the series. I know that a great many of you are waiting patiently for it and I really am sorry for the delay. The knowledge that so many people were waiting for it made the delay in publication a huge factor for me in signing the publishing deal but in the end I opted to go for it and I hope you will understand.
On the plus side, Swansong will, I hope, be worth waiting for. It will be longer than the others in the series and, of course, professionally presented. A little bit more good news to temper the bad perhaps is that Book 5 (as yet untitled) is also complete in synopsis form and waiting in the wings.
So, thank you again for your support and, as always, watch this space!
Regards to all,