27 February 2014 Couple of things to pass on, firstly, for reasons which I'll tell you about in a few weeks, the book I've been working on for the last few months has been scrapped and I am now working on what is in effect, the sequel to Billy's Log. More details (as well as a couple more blogs) can be found by clicking on the blog link above.
Aside from that, details of the director signed for We Still Kill the Old Way and the release date for Top Dog will be released very soon. Hopefully, I'll also have some news about cast and crrew screenings. More news soon!
28 January 2014 Apologies for the lack of any updates recently but life has been hectic and inevitably, some things slip. Anyway, work on Top Dog has now pretty much completed and I have to say, having seen a rough edit, it's looking amazing. Martin really has done an amazing jb and I can't wait to see it once the final stages of post-production are complete. Word at the moment is that we are looking at a May/June release date but all of this is out of our hands as the decision rests with Universal. Rest assured though, as soon as I know, you'll know!
Away from Top Dog work is progressing well on the new novel which will also be released in the summer. Details are a closely guarded secret for now but all I will say is that it's looking great from where I sit! And on the subject of books, please don't forget that both Wings of a Sparrow and The Crew are now available as traditional paperbacks and can be found in most decent bookstores as well as the usual online outlets. Please click on the links above for further details.
17 November 2013 Just a brief update as we head for the final and most exciting week of filming on Top Dog .
I won't go too deeply into what the experience has been like for me as the writer although I have written a blog about it. Click the link above to read that! It has however, been both amazing and inspiring to be amongst such fabulously creative people. I'll write more about it all once filming is complete but it's fair to say that everyone who has been on set is buzzing with what's being produced by our incredible cast. I know I am!
Away from filming, both Wings of a Sparrow and The Crew are now available as traditional paperbacks and can be found in most decent bookstores as well as the usual online outlets.
25 October 2013 Casting for Top Dog is now underway! Full details of who will fill the various roles will be released as soon as possible.
12 September 2013 Loads has been going on since my last update so I'll be very brief and try to bring things up to date.
The script for Top Dog has now been signed off and we are now heading at break neck speed toward pre-production. Filming is scheduled for November and if some of the rumours about casting come to fruition, it's going to be quite incredible.
I have also signed to do another movie for Richwater Films, a gangster picture called We Still Kill The Old Way which is a revenge movie. I'm actually co-writing this with my mate Gary Lawrence which is proving to be good fun. The first draft of the script was sent off last night so I'm in that horrible waiting mode at the moment. More details of this movie and the deal with production company Anchor Bay can be found here.
Away from movies, my novel Wings of a Sparrow which has previously only been available as an ebook will be published in print on October 21st. You can pre-order it via amazon by clicking here however it will be available in all decent books stores from that date.
Finally, as previously mentioned, I am off to Russia on Saturday (14th) for the St. Petersburg International Film Festival which is, I'm sure, going to be great fun.
Lots more news soon!
14 July 2013 Apolgies for the lack of updates but lots has been happening so here's a quick catch up: Former Spandau Ballet legend and star of The Krays and Eastenders, Martin Kemp has been announced as the director of Top Dog. Wings of a Sparrow will be published in Russia in August and I will be visiting the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in September. I will also have news of two very exciting new projects to pass on shortly.
29 May 2013 More good news to announce -and this will hopefully be of special interest to the luddites amongst you- as I have agreed a deal with upcoming publisher Caffeine Nights to put a selection of my books back into print. That's actual paper people!
Leading the charge will be Wings of a Sparrow which should hit the shelves in the summer. This will be followed later on in the year with The Crew and then Top Dog. The books will continue to be available in ebook format as they are at the moment.
Full details of the deal can be found here.
I've also written a couple of blogs recently if you'd care to take a read. The link is on the bar above.
20 April 2013 I'm delighted to announce that Universal Pictures UK have signed as the distributors for Top Dog.
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you what a massive boost this is for the project not least because it means that we'll actually receive a proper cinematic release as opposed to a straight to DVD affair.
Casting is currently underway and all being well, we'll be fiming throughout June in and around London. More news as and when I have it.
In addition to this, I'm still working hard to get the movie adaptation of Wings of a Sparrow moving and I'll shortly be putting the finishing touches to a new screenplay. I don't want to say much about that at the moment, suffice to say that it is very different.
On the book front, all of my titles seem to be doing well lately with The Crew maintaining its run at number one (that's 18 months now). Somewhat surprisingly, to me at least, Billy's Log is enjoying something of a surge in popularity and I'm coming under increasing pressure for a sequel. All I can say to that is watch this space!
Next though, will be the sequel to Top Dogand work on that is well underway. Pretty much everything relating to that is being kept under wraps for now but what I can say is that it will feature characters from both of the previous two books including Jarvis the policeman.
22 March 2013 â€“ The latest news on the screen adaptation of Top Dog is that we have made some very exciting progress in recent weeks and I expect to be able to pass on that news shortly.
I am also working on a couple of new movie projects so it is shaping up to be an exciting summer.
In addition, a lot of people have been asking about paper versions of my books and I am currently exploring a number of options to make that happen. Again, I will pass on details once decisions have been made.
11 February 2013 - Just a brief update on Top Dog for those who are keeping track. The first draft of the script has been completed and feedback has been excellent so we are now onto the next stage of the process. Money!
Watch this space!
11 January 2013 - As some of you may have seen, news of my latest project broke cover the other day when the Hollywood Reporter released details of the big screen adaptation of my novel Top Dog.
I'm currently working flat out on the screenplay so if you need any further details, you can find them by clicking here
29 December 2012 - A few quick updates as we approach the end of what has been a manic year what with one thing and another.
First, I am delighted with reaction to my latest novel, Wings of a Sparrow, which is attracting some quite fabulous reviews and feedback. I won't go on about it too much here so if you would like to know more, please click on the link above which will take you directly to the official website.
On other matters, The Crew is officially Amazon's most downloaded football title of 2012 as it should be having now entered it's 16th month at #1 on the sports charts. Given that it's also held the same spot on iTunes for the same period, I am both humbled and proud in equal measures so could I say a huge thanks to everyone who has read it.