2014 promises to be another productive and interesting year. I'm not the sort of person to make New Year's Resolutions but I do like to set goals and then measure the achievement of them throughout the year. This comes as a result of my business background in Marketing and Training where goal setting is important just as long as those goals are realistic and achievable.
So what will 2014 bring? One can never say for certain and that means any goals set also need to be flexible. But here is a summary of some of the forthcoming highlights for me for 2014.
The year kicks off with a talk to a U3A group and a radio interview on BBC Radio Solent in January, the first of many talks and public appearances throughout 2014, which is great. It's always enjoyable to meet readers and to give talks to audiences about how I write my crime novels. Throughout the year I'll be giving talks to U3A groups, Women's Institutes, Professional Clubs, Libraries and other organizations. I'll also be appearing at CrimeFest in Bristol in May, at CSI Winchester in March and then at the annual CSI Portsmouth, which I help to organize, in November.
You can see all my events here on my website and I will be adding new engagements as they are booked. If you would like to book me to speak to your organization please contact me.
You can also view numerous videos of my talks and my books on my You Tube Channel and here on my website.
DI Andy Horton crime series
On 1 January the latest in the DI Andy Horton series, Death Surge, is published in America. It is already published in the UK and Commonwealth. It is now also available as an e book.
Then on 27 February, Death Lies Beneath, the eighth in the series will be published in paperback and will also be released as an unabridged audio book, read by the very talented actor, Gordon Griffin.
In April 2014 the NEW DI Andy Horton, number eleven in the series, Shroud of Evil,will be published. More details on this to come.
I will also finish writing the current DI Andy Horton crime novel which is number twelve in the Horton series. The first draft is already completed and I am well on the way with the second draft. My deadline for completion is the end of March 2014.
In addition, I am working on the first in a new series, featuring a brand new hero, and will complete this novel by September while also continuing with the next DI Andy Horton.
So plenty happening in 2014. Here's wishing you a healthy and peaceful 2014.