It has been a long time since I updated this blog or indeed that I have given any sign of life. To those of you who even noticed, or care, my apologies.
The truth is that the novel writing has had to take a bit of a back seat as I focus on my main business career. So lots of jotting down ideas and about three different ideas (of which only one is a Tom Kirk novel) in various phases of development. But not actively writing anything right now I’m sorry to say. I will come back to it – impossible to stay away – just can’t say when.
That said I did want to mention something.
To quote Wikipedia, Mastermind is “a British Quiz show well known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting and air of seriousness.”
As well as a general knowledge round, contestants have to answer questions on a specialist subject of their choosing. Typical topics include “The Life of Martin Luther King”, “Post Socratic Philosophy” and The Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.
And now a new edition to the Mastermind cannon – “The Tom Kirk novels by James Twining”. See the adjacent screen shot if you don’t believe me.
I can tell you that there is something a little surreal to sitting down to watch one of your favourite shows and then, with no prior warning, discovering that it is about your own books. One less thing to tick off my bucket list, certainly!
Congratulations to Richard Tring, who made his way all the way to the final.
And yes, before you ask, he did get more right than me. Twelve points to my ten! I my need to mug up a little next time…