Oh, have I been away a while or what?

It’s been a furiously busy year.

What more can I say?

It started with the publication of Family Rules and, alongside that, a poetry collection, Garbled Glittering Glamours .

Then, by February, I’d finished my first original screenplay, Team Building – which has subsequently been through 7 revisions and is very, very close to its final spec version – now the shopping starts.

I ended up in March without a story in mind and had a little panic – it’s a long time since I was empty like that.

But I needn’t have worried.

I put my faith in the universe and, sure enough on April 10th, heard a story in the local press which immediately set my synapses on fire. On April 11th, I wrote the first word of Escalation and four months later, completed the novel. I have never written a book so quickly and with so little need for revision – and I have seldom had such an easy, fun-filled time writing; practicing my craft. Escalation will be published in December and, if all goes to plan, will sport a cover by none other than the outstanding Robert Edmonds of Vancouver, Canada – he’s the mad, bad dude painting up a storm in the video for Sex With Strangers song, We Want The Fire.

At the same time, I collaborated with James Patric Moran and Timothy Quinlan to adapt Family Rules for film. The resulting screenplay for Inventing Kenny is really, really good

[even allowing for my biased opinion]

and I’m ridiculously optimistic that Kenny will find a home. He’s out being shopped in Hollywood at the moment, and a couple of weeks ago, I was in New York at a pitch-fest aimed at getting an option on the book and screenplay – still waiting to hear back on both routes.

And, for the record, I HATE waiting.

Still, the revisions to Team Building have kept me busy.

And the new story, Dare Ya, is beginning to pick up steam – screenplay or novel, I don’t know yet, though I’m leaning towards a novel which I’ll then adapt with the boys.

Oh, and of course, there’s Escalation to adapt as well.

And the 4-part series that I’m adapting from Karaoke Criminals .

So, all in all, it’s been a year of stories – perhaps the most important one of all being that of my own story – I am a commitment to making a life of story-telling.

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This commitment is only going to amplify.

Peace, and thank you for reading. You have my love.