I should start this post with an apology.
What started out as a fairly lightweight novel, which I intended to complete within four months and cap at ninety thousand words, ended up taking six months and landed at over a hundred and twenty thousand words.
Nevertheless, the early feedback on ‘Meeting Mungo Thunk‘ has been, much to my relief, hugely positive and I hope it proves worth the wait to those of you yet to read it.
‘Meeting Mungo Thunk’ is available in ebook and paperback (11/07/18), and if you’d like to read a sample in your browser, click here.
So, what’s next?
I ran a poll on both Facebook and Twitter to ascertain what readers wanted next, and those polls suggested 70% of you wanted Clement to return next.
With that in mind, I’m delighted to confirm my sixth book will be a continuation of Clement’s adventures. I’ve already started plotting the book and whilst I can’t say much at the moment, the core plot surrounds someone from Clement’s past. The title will be announced in a month or two, and I’m hoping to release it this side of Christmas – possibly in November if all goes according to plan (which it rarely does).
After that, I’m hoping to write a prequel to The ’86 Fix. At the end of ‘Beyond Broadhall’, there were a number of unanswered questions which I’ve been itching to answer. Although the book will be a prequel, it will be a standalone novel; loosely tied to Craig’s journey, with large sections set in the ’70s and ’80s. I’ll reveal more information as soon as I know it.
I don’t like to plan too far ahead so whilst books six and seven are pretty-much set in stone, I’m still to make a decision on book eight. Some readers have asked what happened to ‘Pump up the Sham’; a story about a forty-something accountant and the return to popularity of his ’90s one-hit-wonder. That book is still one I’d like to write but I think the concept still needs some work so if inspiration arrives, there’s a good chance it’ll be book eight.
That’s if for now, folks. As always, I can’t thank you enough for your continuing support and encouragement. What started as a bucket-list tick is now a full-time writing career and that is only possible because of you.