So, here's the thing! It's been a while. What can I say? I've been busy - you know - writing 'n all. I wrote and published a novella. Yeah, that's it on the right. It's set in Manchester - hey, that's where I'm from, so I thought I'd go back to my roots and create a new hero - Josiah Dark.
Also, I started writing Quigg 6 'The Enigma of Apocalypse Heights'. Now, this is where it gets complicated because I made that into a novella and called it Quigg 7. Why? I hear you ask. Well, it started to meander into the realms of fantasy, but all is not lost. Quigg 6 is now 'The Haunting of Bleeding Heart Yard' (see below), and I've added Quigg 7 to the end of Quigg 6 as a bonus novella.
Hey, I know! Call me Santa's little helper! There's a problem though! Here we go, I hear you say. No, listen! Quigg 6 won't be ready until the first week of the New Year - call it a belated Christmas present.
It'll be worth it though. It had better be, I hear you say. Trust me. Quigg aficionados will be suitably impressed that Quigg's back in the groove - so to speak.
Now, what's the festive season without four dogs? I know, call me an old softie! Here's their toy box - don't ask! And there's one of the four - Coco trying to find just the right one! The week before, another dog - Daisy, wasn't eating and showing other symptoms of not being well, so we took her down the vets. We had to leave her there to have her uterus removed (she's ten years old) because it had become infected. You'll be pleased to hear that she's fine now, and back at home with us for Christmas.
It's a real place, you know! I went up to London a couple of weeks ago to take a look - there's not much to it though. A few cobbles, a restaurant, some offices and a couple of cars. It does have a history and you can read about it here! and that was the trigger for the book.
You know Quigg! He likes to get himself and his partner - Tallie Kline - into the worst situations possible, and this book is no different!
As an aside, I wrote a preface! I know, you're wondering who would want me to write them a preface? Matt Posner - that's who. He's written a few books about magic, vampires and the like - especially a series called School of Ages.
But I didn't write a preface for any of them - oh no! I wrote it for How To Write Dialogue because I think we can agree - or maybe we can't - that my dialogue isn't too shoddy.
So, there we are! Have a fantabulous Christmas and a New Year full of love and joy . . . and hey - be careful out there (for those who remember Hill Street Blues).
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.