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 Dog and 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 – 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.