My first thriller ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN has come of age. It was first published 18 years ago this month! This book is very special to me because we’ve been on a quite a journey over that time. It’s been responsible for a lot of firsts in my writing career:
- First book I wrote.
- First published book.
- First mass paperback release.
- First book to be translated.
- First book to sell a 100,000 copies.
When I look over my writing career, this book has been the one that kept me career moving on to the stage. Although first published by a small publishing house, it picked up a lot of good trade reviews which gave me some legitimacy as a writer. That resulted in the book picking up a contract with a New York publisher. When the NY publisher folded during the credit crunch, it was the book to reboot my career I relaunched it as an ebook. The sales success of the ebook resulted in an 8-book deal with a new publisher and a new edition. And if it weren’t for that 8-book deal, I wouldn’t have the success with other books. Wherever I examine my writing career, invariably it all stems back to ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN.
This book about obscure facet of the insurance industry changed my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for it. I will forever be in this book’s debt.
If you’d like to learn more about the book, you can learn more here.