So today the paperback of the first Ryan Lock thriller goes on sale in the UK and Ireland. I'll be out signing copies in Dublin on Saturday, then I'll be doing some radio shows next week. An article I've written about life inside Pelican Bay Supermax should be appearing in The Sunday Express in the next few weeks.
On the 6th of July, I'll be in Birmingham talking to librarians, then appearing on stage in the evening with Simon Kernick in Ipswich. After that it's back home for a few weeks before heading to Derbyshire to appear at The Buxton Literary Festival, swiftly followed by Harrogate, then up to Scotland for the launch of Deadlock.
In between all these events I'm hard at work on book three, which is set in Los Angeles and is going to be called GRIDLOCK. In GRIDLOCK, Lock is called in to protect a woman who finds herself the target of a very determined stalker who is carving a bloody swathe across the city. When Lock is pushed past breaking point, the hunter swiftly becomes the hunted as Lock takes off on his own bloody rampage.
As I've spent more time in Los Angeles over the past fifteen years than anywhere else in the US it feels great to be finally on home turf.
Finally, thanks to everyone who's bought the first book and been so supportive. I really appreciate it.