The author is David Kavanagh.
I had my first attempt of writing a book in 1992 following a dream about Prince Charles being involved in a light plane crash off the Dublin mountains & being helped by a local man out walking his dog. Leading to a crazy weekend sightseeing around Dublin in disguise on a very different tour to the guided ones. Although I finished it & still have the original handwritten one, my third draught which was a lot more detailed, went missing when sent for typing. When I wrote it Prince Charles had never visited Southern Ireland. Obviously that has changed and I’ve had to alter the story a little. I have now rewritten it in 2020/21 and it will finally be released this year.
After being made redundant I decided to take writing a lot more seriously & actually bring an idea the whole way to publishing whether it made money or not (but obviously hopeful it would). In 2013 I was halfway through yet another book & had the idea for Billy & Lisa. After scribbling multiple pages of notes I couldn’t put it on the back burner & went into it straight away, as I felt ‘this is the one.’ Hopefully I am right.
Draught one was over 220,000 words (300 + pages) which was far too long but relieved to get it from inside my head onto paper. I have it trimmed down now to an acceptable size. It is taking a lot longer than I obviously intended. The follow up to Billy & Lisa came to mind too and had to be scribbled down. It is in the draught stages as it involves Southampton in 1912 when the Titanic was docked there. Serious research needed for that one.
On track for late 2021 releases with Charlie & Billy as I’m concentrating full time on them. Stay safe!