Seasons Greetings to you!
A long-overdue, but very, very short blog, as I'm right in the middle of edits on Raker #6 (more of which later), and if I dare try slacking off even a bit, Penguin special forces will storm my office and force me to write. (I'm joking, of course. Or am I? Of course I am! Or... am I? etc etc) The truth is, though, there's not too much to report, as I'm kind of at the 'in between' stage – Fall from Grace has been out for four months, and the new one doesn't arrive until July next year, and although there's some other bits and bobs bubbling under, for now it's all relatively quiet. Well, if you call 'having to lose tens of thousands of words from this latest draft' relatively quiet, I guess.
However, I wanted to use the blog as a way to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who went out and bought Fall from Grace in the summer, and for the wonderful messages I continue to get via email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and my Newsletter (which you definitely should sign up for, by the way – subscribers get all the juicy stuff early, including videos, book extracts, and more). The support the Raker books have enjoyed from readers this year has been incredible. I feel humbled to be able to write books for a living, but it's no exaggeration to say that, if it wasn't for your backing, Raker would be nothing more than a few ideas on the back of a napkin.
Have a fantastic Christmas, and a blessed new year!
P.S. Since the last blog, I've read:
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin
Stone Bruises by Simon Beckett
What She Left by TR Richmond
Post-Mortem by Patricia Cornwell*
* I wasn't sure if I'd ever read it before – but, then, 300 pages in, I started to realise that I had. D'oh!
Author of the David Raker novels