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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Tom Kirk on Mastermind

It has been a long time since I updated this blog or indeed that I have given any sign of life.  To those of you who even noticed, or care, my apologies.

The truth is that the novel writing has had to take a bit of a back seat as I focus on my main business career.  So lots of jotting down ideas and about three different ideas (of which only one is a Tom Kirk novel) in various phases of development.  But not actively writing anything right now I'm sorry to say.  I will come back to it - impossible to stay away - just can't say when.  

That said I did want to mention something.

To quote Wikipedia, Mastermind is "a British Quiz show well known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting and air of seriousness."

As well as a general knowledge round, contestants have to answer questions on a specialist subject of their choosing.  Typical topics include "The Life of Martin Luther King", "Post Socratic Philosophy" and The Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.

And now a new edition to the Mastermind cannon - "The Tom Kirk novels by James Twining". See the adjacent screen shot if you don't believe me.

I can tell you that there is something a little surreal to sitting down to watch one of your favourite shows and then, with no prior warning, discovering that it is about your own books.  One less thing to tick off my bucket list, certainly!

Congratulations to Richard Tring, who made his way all the way to the final.

And yes, before you ask, he did get more right than me.  Twelve points to my ten! I my need to mug up a little next time...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought you were undercover for the government as not heard anything for years.

Hopefully a book will appear in the future, I enjoy your work.



July 25, 2016  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi James,

Good to hear you still intend to return to writing. Your Tom Kirk series is one of my favourites!



September 09, 2016  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just discovered your books in French (started with "Le Code Napoléon"), and found it amazing ! I do hope your first novel will be translated in French one day, and mostly that Tom Kirk will be back soon :-) Thierry

December 10, 2016  
Blogger Emily said...

I love your Tom Kirk series. I check the internet every so often to see if there is any new content. Happy to see there is hope. Thanks for keeping us up to date, sort of. ;)

January 25, 2017  
Anonymous Michael C said...

Hope to see a new book from you soon
your Tom Kirk books were so well done. They have been reread many times and passed on. Everyone I know loves them. Best of luck getting back into the writing game. ��

February 12, 2017  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for showing signs of life - I was worried! I love the Tom Kirk series so hopefully I will see another book of yours soon!

Much Love,

Sarah x

September 02, 2017  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such good news to hear. Re read the series not long back, superb. Hopefully the next one will be along soon. Good luck.

October 02, 2017  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry up James...!!

missing the fun element of the characters and in need of a fix!

Ed K.

August 27, 2018  
Blogger Woodleigh82@ said...

You would make thousands of people happy if you could spare the time to write a fifth Tom Kirk thriller! I have just finished the first two and found them so good I immediately ordered the other two. They are superb. Please capitalise on your talent. Best wishes, Ken Harrison

November 22, 2018  
Blogger Unknown said...

Maybe you could collaborate with another writer? let them do the rough draft and then work your magic, much like James Patterson is doing. Its been too long since Tom Kirk ran around the world getting himself into trouble.

September 13, 2019  

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