What a year 2017 has been! So much has happened that I thought a little recap was in order, just in case anyone missed anything!
The year started with a bang as my third novel Anchor Leg came out in January. I was pretty nervous for this release because Anchor Leg was quite different to anything else I’d ever written (it’s a sci-fi mystery novel). However, the reaction to the book has been fantastic and I am ever so grateful for that!
The other big story I put out this year was Zed. Zed was actually an interactive story that took place in real-time, live on Twitter. It followed seven-year-old Zed as he searched a zombie-infested forest for his missing father in what was essentially a camping trip gone very, very wrong. There were creepy photos and what should I do next? polls a-plenty, and anyone could tweet Zed asking him anything they wanted to at any time. I think Zed went pretty well and the story is still available to read for free via @ZedAndDaddy on Twitter.
As with previous years, I’ve also been writing articles throughout 2017 for any website that would have me. Highlights have included listing my favourite videogame stories for Square_XO, discussing post-apocalyptic fiction over at Addicted to Media and talking about my love of the sci-fi genre on Lucy V Hay’s excellent author website. I’ve also written about the making of Zed on this site, and I’ve recorded a few new vlogs (including some secret bonus scenes) over on my YouTube channel.
I’ve been to some amazing film events as well! A screening of my brother’s excellent short film Static (which I’m briefly in), and a very special screening of Unrest, a documentary film about CFS (a debilitating illness which I suffer from myself).
Finally, I thought it might be fun to have a look at my most liked social media post of 2017. Turns out it was this pun-tastic effort posted on Twitter during October …
So, on that note, I’ll swiftly end my 2017 recap and wish you and yours all the best for 2018!