Question and Answer Part 1
I answer reader questions on the Eddie Flynn series, writing, audiobooks, beer and more...
When can we expect the next Eddie Flynn novel?
Hi Dave, that’s the big question right now. At the moment, I can’t reveal the book for next year, or say anything about it. All I can say is that there will be a book next year, and there will be an announcement about that early in the new year. But all I can say is don’t worry, I love writing the Eddie Flynn books and I have big plans for the series.
Which is your favourite Eddie Flynn book?
Mine is Thirteen 🙂
Do you think your books are better read or listened too ?
You narrator, Adam Sims, is absolutely brilliant.
I'm not related, by the way 🤣
Keep writing ✍️ ✨️ 😊
I don’t have a favourite book of the series. They all mean a lot to me, perhaps some more than others. I will say that the book Thirteen changed my life back when it was published in the UK and Ireland, and it continues to change my life so I do have a particular soft spot for that one. Whether you read or listen to Adam on audiobook, I don’t mind. He’s a really good narrator and as long as you enjoy the books I’m happy. If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.
Can you please make your books available to be on ebook format in the USA? I love books but due to my eyesight I can only read ebooks.
At the moment not all of my books are available in the US, and that is a publisher issue. It’s something my new team are looking at next year. All I can say is I wish they were all available.
What do can we, your fans, do to get your books more easily in the US? As in, who do we need to convince that you are awesome and Americans are missing out? The last 2-3 I've ordered from overseas.
I don’t know if there is anything that you can do. My new agent is working on it in the new year.
Hi Steve and Mrs C! Love your books and your tweets! Steve, just wanted to know more about the role played by Mrs C in your writing - that's a real question?
Mrs C plays a huge role. We discuss ideas before I start writing (sometimes Mrs. C has the whole idea for the book) and she reads the first draft, gives me notes, and sometimes even comes up with a killer twist. I’m very lucky to have her, and she is my biggest cheerleader.
What’s your favourite beer?
I’m not a big drinker anymore. But when I have a beer I usually go for Guinness (technically a stout, but there you go, and only if I’m in Ireland or an Irish pub in London) failing that it will be Carlsberg or some kind of IPA.
Hi Steve, thank you for all the Eddie Flynn novels. Reading a new Eddie Flynn novel is my book event of the year! I have previously booked days off work to read the latest Eddie Flynn and will continue to!
My question is probably a big one. Do you see an end to the series any time soon? Or do you have a vision of how you would end the series?
Thanks very much for the kind words. I don’t see an end to the series anytime soon. Readers, like yourself, have taken Eddie Flynn and his crew of misfits into their hearts and I really enjoy writing the books. So for my own enjoyment, and hopefully yours too, the series will continue. I don’t have an ending in mind. Although I do write the occasional standalone novel but I will be continuing the series as long as readers keep responding.
Hiya, love all your books! Really enjoyed Twisted, do you have any plans for another standalone at any point?
I have another standalone novel written. More news on that shortly. Can’t say anything more at this point but keep opening the newsletters and you’ll be first to know.
I absolutely love your books, the Eddie Flynn series have me hooked! I was wondering, if the Eddie Flynn series had a cinematic adaptation, which actor do you think would be a great match to play the main character?
I have a few actors in mind who I think could make a great Eddie Flynn. It’s not something I talk about though, for this reason - if the Eddie Flynn books are translated into a TV series or a movie, it’s probably unlikely that any of the actors I have in mind will be cast in the role - the odds in Hollywood are crazy, and I wouldn’t want the actor playing the role to feel like they were a second-best. Let’s face it, casting directors know a lot more than authors (hopefully).
I have loved the Eddie Flynn series since I downloaded the first two novels while in hospital a few years ago. Do you work out all the plot twists and turns in advance and then write the scenes? Or do you start the story without knowing exactly what path will get you to the end?
Sorry to hear you were in hospital - hope all is well now. Thanks for reading the books. I don’t plot anything out at the start. I might have an idea of one or two scenes, sometimes one of the twists, but usually I just go with the main idea for the book and I craft the plot as I write. Not an advisable way of writing a book - but it seems to be the only way for me.
Thanks for all your questions folks! Do keep them coming. If I haven’t answered your question yet, don’t worry. Part II of the Reader Q & A coming soon…
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Great to see the Q&A and lots of answers from an author whose books I really enjoy. I read a wide range of Crime Fiction, and Steve's books give than nice lean into the courtroom which most of the crime fictions I read don't even touch on. (They catch the baddies and then be done with it. Or kill them, hahaahaha).
Looking forward to the next book.
Thanks for this Steve. It’s always great to hear inside the mind of a favourite author.
Can’t wait for the next Eddie Flynn instalment.