Still platformed after all these years

After 10 years in the wilderness, it's time to rewire the writing career.

Hello there.

About 13 years ago I wrote a series of crime thrillers based in Kenya.*

Now, having taken what amounts to a 13-year sabbatical from writing novels (or succeeding in getting them published, at least), I have decided to take the plunge once again.

The industry has changed and, at the age of 52, I can no longer claim to be an enfant terrible of letters - but where there’s a will there’s a way, I say. I’ve got a new book coming out in early 2021 and I’m about 60,000 words into the next one.

Furthermore, in the spirit of rewiring my fiction-writing career and hopefully getting a few new readers to boot, I’ve started this newsletter. In it, I’ll endeavour keep you abreast of publishing developments (some more imminent than others) while trying to entertain you with some more off-the-cuff writing, video blogs, audio stuff and anything else I can think of.

If you’d care to subscribe, you’ll get this newsletter in your inbox at least once a month and maybe more than that, depending on my productivity levels.

Until next time, stay safe, stay relevant, and tell your friends!

Nick Brownlee, November 2020

* Whether the Kenya books would be published today is a moot point. Written by a whitey from the north of England, with an African setting and featuring a black detective from Mombasa, my manuscripts would no doubt run the risk of being judged cultural appropriation of the most egregious kind. But that was then. For now, I’m pleased to report the books are still available. And if you’ve got £16.94 spare you can buy them all on Kindle.