PLAY THE MUSIC AND DANCE:)
Today it's happy dance time as the wonderful Darren Laws at Caffeine Nights has told me that Vile City will be published on May 11th, 2017.
It's the first novel featuring tough Glasgow detective Duncan Waddell who is fast starting to despise the city he loves because of all the horrors he sees.
I'm over the moon that my novel will finally see the light of day.
It's been a long and winding road for Vile City.
In 2013, I won the Scottish Association of Writers award for a novel and was delighted to win the Pitlochry Quaich ( a quaich is a Scottish drinking cup).
The battle to find a publisher began and over the years I improved Vile city.
Why Detective in a Coma?
I've dubbed the book the first in the Detective in a Coma series. When I was writing the book and then re-writing it, one character wouldn't stop talking to me. A peripheral character called Stevie Campbell.
He was a colleague and friend of Duncan Waddell and he'd been in a coma since he'd been attacked by a suspect and left bleeding to death.
Tony Soprano spoke to his therapist, Waddell speaks to his friend who's in a coma. What's surprising is that Stevie talks back to him, but only when no one else is in the room.
Has Waddell gone mad? Or is Stevie playing mind games?
You can decided when you read Vile City when it comes out on May 11th, 2017.
You can read an extract from Vile City here.