I am an author and Benedict's Brother was my debut novel.
The book was written between 1997 - 98 but was rejected by the big publishers. The manuscript languished in my bedside drawer for 8 years, burning a hole.
In August 2006 I launched the story on the internet in instalments. It received a loyal following.
In May 2007 it was launched as a paperback by a small publisher and instantly became Borders Bookstores biggest launch of an unknown author in the UK that year.
Six months later it was selected as a Top 3 Book of The Year in UK Publishing News alongside that year's highest selling and highest acclaimed novels.
It is now being developed as a film backed by some of the top names in the UK independent film industry. And I am now represented by the agent of my dreams.
Benedict's Brother is the moving story of a young woman asked to scatter her uncle's ashes from the Bridge on the River Kwai. She does not know why. It is a story of love, death and Buddhism and the journey to meet a brother she thought she once knew.
Join me in my journey as my book is turned into a film. The first outline script moved me to tears in three places . . . I am meeting the director and producer tomorrow . . .and I have been invited back to Thailand for a location recce. My heart is full of joy.