Kate Nivison posted a message to Stuart Kay
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Kate Nivison posted a message to Stuart KayHello Stuart - can't seem to find your personal email. Will wait on that. But meanwhile, have bee...Hello Stuart - can't seem to find your personal email. Will wait on that. But meanwhile, have been re-reading Tiger Country, which will take a bit of updating anyway to include texting, internet cafes and all that, as well as more sex 'n' violence most of which I shall have to do from memory . . . Sequel - had already thought about that, which is why I bumped off hubby Nevil to give Fran a bit more scope for more of similar. Rather than Tiger City, was thinking 'Lion Country' set in Africa, which I can do, no probs. Or any other animal . . . (more)
Stuart Kay posted a message to Kate NivisonHello again Kate.
Thanks for getting back to me. Until I hear from WHS nothing is certain. I...Hello again Kate.
Thanks for getting back to me. Until I hear from WHS nothing is certain. If it comes off I will explain to you how it is going to work with them.
As far as you are concerned I would be interested in reissuing an updated TIGER COUNTRY. What I have in mind is that you would make it more 'edgy' in the idiom of the day, spice up the sex, add a few touches of violence, and turn your heroine, Fran, into a series character, with at least one follow up (TIGER CITY?). I have some more ideas but would like to have your reaction to my initial thoughts. If nothing comes of the WHS project you can put it back on the shelf.
P.S. When you respond could I ask you to send direct to my email address, as a conventional email, rather than through completely novel. Thanks. (more)
Kate Nivison posted a message to Stuart KayHello Stuart, well, there's a surprise! Short answer would be yes, but it would very much depend...Hello Stuart, well, there's a surprise! Short answer would be yes, but it would very much depend on the kind of material you are looking for. I've got a couple of unfinished novels to hand - unfinished, not because I can't pull them off, but because I'm not so desperate to publish now that I'll put in all that effort for uncertain rewards. August meet up - by all means, I'll be around, and good luck with WHS - as ever a tough nut to crack. (See Amazon uk under my name for latest - 'Travelling Light - short stories and travel writing to take you away from it all'.
Cheers, Kate (more)
Stuart Kay posted a message to Kate NivisonHello Kate
You must remember me as I was the publisher of TIGER COUNTRY. Sorry we didn't succ...Hello Kate
You must remember me as I was the publisher of TIGER COUNTRY. Sorry we didn't succeed with it, but then we didn't succeed with much else either as I ran out of money before we achieved bestsellerdom.
Reason for writing is that I was a sincere admirer of your book and your ability. I am currently in Canada, and am negotiating with W H Smith to sell them a novel entitled ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER JACKAL (remember DAY OF THE JACKAL?). If this goes well we are going to need more writers and I wonder if, despite the previous negative experience, you would be interested in writing another novel. Don't do anything yet, apart from tell me yay or nay, because I won't have the final go ahead from WHS until sometime next week.
It would be good to hear from you anyway. I will be in the UK late August and, if anything is doing, we could meet up.
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