The next Scandinavian hit – set in the Midlands?

It took 3 years to write my book, long before Borgen et al. hit our screens. The plot of Hard change – a gripping tale of the ramifications of murder, individual choice and political decision making – could be the plot for the next big Scandinavian thing.

The popularity of series like The Killing and Borgen show that in the UK we want to know more about what happens behind the scenes, the political decisions that impact in unexpected ways on our daily lives and the complex mechanics of the system that often end up pushing otherwise sane people down the road to deadly conflict – and we’re interested not just if it’s based in Copenhagen and has subtitles. Last year Birger Larsen’s thriller, Murder, set in Nottingham was fantastic and I’m delighted the BBC has bought the 3rd series of Borgen – but how about commissioning an authentic home grown political thriller. Don’t want to get ahead of myself but maybe I’ll write the screenplay?

 

 

 

 

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    At the end of the beginning

    So there’s a novel with my name on it! It’s the beautiful book I’d always hoped for, it’s amazing and I know it’s real because there are now 40 boxes of them filling our living room. It’s lovely (daunting) and helpful insulation for freezing February. The path to getting to this point has taken me about 3yrs and having got to the last page, the last sentence, the final word… there’s an ending, but I’m really glad I didn’t write “The End.”

    I’m at Churchills’ “end of the beginning;” the end of the “writing the book path.” I’ve been careering down the “self-publishing path,” and now I’m seeing the epic journey ahead of “marketing the book.” I’m living with my stomach on spin cycle, in a constant state of discovery about what I don’t know – but that’s what it was like when I started writing the book. I’ve learned so much and I’ve loved every minute of it. Hope you’ll be interested in hearing more.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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