My new novel 'Frank Derrick's Holiday of a Lifetime' was published by Pan in June 2015.
It was Winner of Gransnet Best older person's character in a book, film, TV or radio drama in November 2015.
I thought I should update this short bio again but once more it's proving difficult so I've just changed a few words and dates and added a book. I've written four novels - 'Storage Stories', which I self-published, and 'Driving Jarvis Ham', which was published by the Friday Project (Harper Collins) and my last novel 'The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81' was published by Pan Books in June 2014 and the new one 'Frank Derrick's Holiday of a Lifetime' is published by Pan in June 2015.
I think perhaps I used up my best bio writing stuff in 'Goodnight Jim Bob' (Cherry Red Books), the autobiographical account of my ten years as singer with punk pop band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. I was called Jim Bob then. Like in The Waltons. We had fourteen top forty singles and a number one album and headlined Glastonbury. I've made a ton of solo albums too and written the screenplay for a film. But that doesn't help get this bio written. I've just finished a new novel. I could just be tired. Did I mention I was in a musical? In 2010: for a month at the Edinburgh Fringe. Great experience but useless practice for writing short bios about myself. How many words is that? It's not very good. I'll come back to it.