An exciting launch day for Doctor Who: The Shining Man

I had a great publication day for Doctor Who: The Shining Man yesterday. There was lots of excitement online and I ended up popping onto Radio Bristol again to discuss the book with Laura Rawlings. Again, you can hear the interview on BBC iPlayer here. It starts 1hr 25 mins into the programme.

I also released a very special email newsletter that featured top authors remembering the first ever Doctor Who book they read. The list of writers included (takes a deep breath) Mike Tucker, Jonathan Morris, Nicholas Briggs, Iain McLaughlin, Nick Abadzis, Andrew Smith, George Mann, Una McCormack, Andrew Lane, Mark Wright, Adam Christopher, Steve Cole, Rob Williams, Guy Adams, Scott Handcock, Matt Fitton, John Dorney and James Goss. Thanks to everyone who shared their memories. If you didn’t receive it, you can read what everyone said in my email newsletter archive and subscribe here to get future newsletters!

Then, in the evening I hot-footed it over to Made In Bristol TV to chat about the book to Steve Le Fevre on Crunch. I shared the sofa with Peaches Golding, Bristol’s new Lord Lieutenant, who was just brilliant – and also a bit of a Doctor Who fan!

She’d even found a TARDIS during a recent visit to GMTV!

We had a great chat about all things Who, which I’m hoping will soon appear on Made In TV‘s catch-up service so I can share it here.

So, a busy but fun day, which was topped off perfectly by The Shining Man reaching a number one spot on the Amazon charts. Amazing! Thanks to all of you for your support. You rock!

And it’s not over yet. Today, I’m back at my desk busy working on TEKKEN #3 and a top-secret project for BBC Books, but tomorrow I’ll be at Forbidden Planet Bristol signing The Shining Man with fellow Doctor Who Forbidden Planet authors Mike Tucker and Jonathan Morris. You can find out all the details on the Forbidden Planet website. The signing kicks off at 1pm. I hope to see you there!

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