On this page you can see the progress of James’ writing, from when he first had the ideas for this series, to launching his Facebook page and this website and all the way through to writing his most current book. Further detail will be added as it occurs and when time permits.
Chronology of James' Writing
James was buzzing as he finished book 2 – Intervention: Eavesdropper on 21 June 2014. He was so excited about the unusual plot and encouraged by all those interested people constantly asking when the next book would be published. Proof reading by James’ volunteers started almost immediately but it would be quite some time before James was able to arrange professional editing and publication.
Brimming with ideas and his research well underway, James started writing book 3 in August 2014. Excited by the completely different main and sub-plots and the new countries that Rob Krane was due to visit, James’ imagination was flying. However, writing slowed as James’ day job started to fill his mind and time during a very busy couple of years at the office.
Wondering if the thrill of receiving the proof for his second book would be the same as that for the first book, James had to wait patiently in anticipation for the day to arrive. When, on 7 May 2015, his wife called to say it had arrived, he could not wait to get home from the office. James was not disappointed, lifting the proof for the second book as equally thrilling!
On 18 July 2015 James was thrilled to announce the publication of Intervention: Eavesdroppers. As the second book in the Intervention series, Rob Krane and his companions visited new countries and became entangled in more mystery and intrigue. At times, they risked losing sight of their key objectives!
After trialling a lot of different designs and ideas, James launched his website on 12 November 2016. The purpose of the website is to support his writing by informing visitors about the Intervention series of books, the characters and himself. James intends the website to evolve over time and have regular updates, supporting and complimenting his Facebook page.
After a couple of extremely busy years at James’ day job, the draft manuscript for book 3 was eventually finished on 18 November 2016. Thinking about the plots, researching them and encouragement from readers kept James going – as did his own excitement at the prospect of just how Rob Krane and his companions faced up to the many challenges that came at them from all angles, often at the same time!
With new countries to visit and another terrifying plot to challenge Rob and his companions, James was keen to start writing book 4 as soon as he could – a mere 12 days after completing book 3. Knowing that the Christmas and New Year holiday was looming spurred him on. Notes and ideas for book 4 had been waiting for too long and Rob’s natural inquisitiveness meant he could not sit still!
After many months seeking a suitable and mutually acceptable literary agent or publisher to support James’ efforts to have his books published, James decided to self-publish once more. Undeterred by the challenges of the publishing industry, James therefore today started looking for a new route to self-publish his books.