4th november: CWA ian Fleming steel dagger
Excited to learn that Urbane has nominated 'Javelin' for the 2017-2018 Award
19 October 2017: URBANE PUBLICATION date
Very happy to let everyone know that "Javelin", the third book in the John Kerr series, is published today. Many thanks to Matthew Smith at Urbane Publications for this new partnership. I hope all fans of John Kerr and his team will enjoy the current subject matter of this story.
28 september 2017: URBANE PUBLICATIONS EVENT
Attended an author event organised by Matthew Smith, my new publisher, at the Frontline Club near Paddington, to celebrate the next chapter in Urbane's future. A great opportunity to meet friendly, interesting writers with such varied backgrounds. Thrilled to be part of the Urbane story!
29 march 2017: SIGNED PUBLISHING DEAL with urbane PUBLICATIONS
Signed publishing deal with Urbane for ‘Javelin’, due for release 19th October 2017.
2 June 2014: AGENT OF THE STATE - TV OPTION DEAL
It's official! William Brookfield (United Agents) is writing the treatment for the TV series of 'Agent of the State,' which is being developed by 'The Producers London.'
Bill is the screenwriter for 'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken' starring Anthony Hopkins, recently screened at Cannes and due for release later this year.
6 May 2014: BOOKS BY THE BEACH - SCARBOROUGH
Check out the Blog for Scarborough 2014. Heather French and Peter Guttridge arranged a marvellous festival and made everyone feel so welcome.
'The Spying Game' was a packed event on Saturday evening, with questions ranging from the ethics of spying to the tragedies of Syria and Ukraine.
3 March 2014: SCARBOROUGH BOOK FESTIVAL, 25-28 APRIL 2014
I have been invited to speak with Charles Cumming and James Naughtie on Saturday 26 April about 'The Spying Game.'
On Sunday morning there is a session 'Celebrity Sunday Papers' where I will be reviewing the papers with James Naughtie and Allan Mallinson. It would be great to see you there.
10 February 2014: SCREENWRITER APPOINTED
Had a very enjoyable and productive meeting at BAFTA with the screenwriter who has been appointed to write a treatment for a TV series of 'Agent of the State'. Another big step along the way to seeing John Kerr and the team on TV.
31 January 2014: LATEST BOOK REVIEWS
It has been gratifying to read so many great reviews of 'The Extremist'. The general feedback is that this book feeds nicely from 'Agent of the State' and readers are loving the characters and dynamic of Kerr's team.
Reviews of 'Agent of the State' continue to be very positive and this is much appreciated and encouraging.
4 October 2013: DAILY MAIL INTERVIEW
Interviewed by Stephen Wright, Associate News Editor of the 'Daily Mail.' You can read the full article on his blog here.
14 September 2013: DAILY RECORD BOOK CLUB
Today I was featured in Shari Lowe's Book Club 'For the Love of Books.'
11 July 2013: BBC RADIO 4 THE REPORT
BBC Radio 4 interview with Melanie Abbott in which I speak about undercover policing.
9 July 2013: BOOK SIGNING AT BARNET WATERSTONES
I will be in Waterstones in The Spires, Barnet between 12-1 on Saturday 13th July for a book signing session.
4 July 2013: PUBLICATION DATE OF THE EXTREMIST
'The Extremist' hits the shelves in its hardback format. Hodder have also published 'Agent of the State' in paperback today.
3 July 2013 - RADIO 5 LIVE
Radio 5 Live interview with Phil Williams, in which Roger speaks about the books and issues swirling around the Special Branch undercover unit.
28 June 2013: CHANNEL 4 INTERVIEW
Interviewed by Paraic O’Brien for Channel 4 News regarding the Stephen Lawrence case and the controversy around Special Branch undercover agents.
25 June 2013: TV OPTION DEAL
A very exciting day: I visited Sheil Land to sign an option agreement with an established and well-liked UK production company. The proposal is to make a television series of each book. Details will be announced soon.
24 June 2013: SUBMITTED MY PIECE TO WRITING MAGAZINE
Submitted my piece to Writing Magazine for their column ‘How I got published.’
14 April 2013: AGENT OF THE STATE PUBLISHED IN DUTCH
‘Agent of the State’ published in the Dutch language in paperback by ‘Luitingh-Sijthoff BV’ under the title ‘Explosief.’ Marga de Boer of LS Amsterdam described it as "the best tough thriller debut of 2012." This version has a very dashing John Kerr on the cover!
20 March 2013: FIRST PAGE PROOFS OF THE EXTREMIST
The first page proofs of 'The Extremist' arrived. Great to see the next book in its printed format - can’t wait to see the cover!
3 July 2012: SIGNED DUTCH PUBLISHING DEAL
Signed Dutch publishing deal for ‘Agent of the State’ and ‘The Extremist.’
7 June 2012: AGENT OF THE STATE PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY CORONET
‘Agent of the State’ published in hardback by Coronet. An amazing experience to see my first book in Daunt’s in the City and in various branches of Waterstones and WHSmith.
28 May 2012: INTERVIEWED BY THE EVENING STANDARD
Interviewed by Kiran Randhawa in the 'Evening Standard.'
16 May 2012: THE SUNDAY TIMES INTERVIEW
Interviewed by Jim Gillespie of ‘The Sunday Times’ with photo shoot outside Thames House.