My first novel 'Cut To The Chase' was published in 1998 in the UK. A comedy thriller set mainly in Australia, it was very successful and the 2nd edition came out in 2000. I wrote the screenplay in 1999 for a Scottish film production company who has costed the film last year at about $5m to produce and they are looking for finance.
Since my publisher stopped trading earlier this year I retain the full rights to the book and screenplay and am loking for a US and UK agent for distribution. I am 50% into the sequel which is set in Eastern Europe and Cuba.
I love book events and have had more than forty signing sessions and appeared at the Australian Book Fair and International Festival of Literature as well as a number of local fairs. I've had quite a lot of press coverage because I wrote the book in the Australian Outback so have had plenty of newspaper and radio interviews.
My day job is as European e-Business Manager for Xerox Document Supplies which probably explains why there were quite strong export sales of both editions to the US and Europe!