The mass market paperback of Nightfall is selling well in the UK = Hodder sold more than five thousand copies in the first four days, which is good going! I'm Asda's author of the week, which is cool.
I finished the final draft of the sequel tonight - it'll be called Midnight, it's 108,000 words long and I think it's great. It'll be published in January next year.
I'm getting good feedback from readers, which is nice. Just got this email from Scott Davis -
I just picked up Nightfall the other day while browsing through a new book to read, so i saw Nightfall sitting on the shelf and just decided to buy it on impulse. Went home and read it and i can't put it down! seriously it's awesome. I have only eer heard of you before, you're other books aren't really my type i like supernatural thrillers etc so picking up nightfall has been a real treat.
I have a few questions about it i was wondering if you could answer for me.
1. what was your inspiration for the character of Jack Nightingale? (he reminds me a bit of Spike from Buffy the vampire slayer tv series)
2. Well his smoking habits and views on them, i was wondering if you share the same views? like how he mentions how he would have to fine himself in his own work place.
3. Is there going to be a new Jack Nightingale book anytime soon? (haven't finished Nightfall yet but getting there would still love to read more of him)
I hope you can answer these for me and i hope you enjoy having a new reader.
P.S Do you like Thai movies?
The inspiration for Jack Nightingale? I think subconsciously it was Mickey Rourke from that great movie Angel Heart. Crossed with the Hellraiser comic books. Definitely not the Constantine movie, though, Funny,. I hadn't thought of Spike but yes, that is I guess how I picture him, pretty much!
I've never smoked, but am starting to wish that I was a smoker just so that I could confront the anti-smoking Nazis. I think it is pretty terrible the way that we persecute smokers. And the health Nazis are now starting on alcohol and fatty food. Too many idiots are trying to tell us how to live our lives and I'm fed up with it!
I've just finished the sequel to Nightfall - to be called Midnight - and I have the third book, Nightmare, already plotted out. It has a killer of an ending!
Thai movies - they're okay, but I prefer Hong Kong gangster films! The Pang brothers' Bangkok Dangerous (not the Nicholas Cage version) was good....