Almost 30 years ago, I promised myself I would become a crime novelist.
However, a series for Channel 4 was on offer. And during the following years, working as an independent writer/producer/director was an exciting triple header.
Then in March 2012, I found myself superintending controlled chaos, as UK co-producer of the first episode of an Egyptian TV series; written in Arabic, filming on location in Bath, shooting night time blitz scenes, in the rain. That was the moment when I remembered the crime story vow.
A year later I sat down to write “Closing the Distance”, and with a great deal of input from my agent, morphed from screenwriter into novelist.