Simon Toyne – Solomon Creed Author – JU#59

It’s episode 59 and today we’ve got a brilliant interview with best-selling author, Simon Toyne telling us about how he left a lucrative job in TV to write his first novel and now, 5 books and 6 six years later, one of his books has been optioned for TV and he’s fronting his own upcoming TV series, interviewing crime writers about the true crime inspirations behind their own books.

Simon is the internationally bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogySanctus, The Key and The Tower. – and also the Solomon Creed series, which has been optioned by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company and is currently being developed as a major new TV series.

He is also producer and host of ‘Written in Blood’, a ten part, true crime series for CBS where bestselling crime writers explore the true crimes that inspired their own work. The show debuts in the UK on CBS Reality this coming Sunday, September 3rd at 10pm and continues for the next 10 weeks.

You can find more about Simon and his projects over at his website, including details of his latest release, The Boy Who Saw. He tweets @simontoyne.

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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4 Responses to Simon Toyne – Solomon Creed Author – JU#59

  1. T W Iain says:

    Great interview. What Simon said about getting the first draft done, and what you said at the top of the show about looking forward to editing really resonated with me. My last couple of projects have started from very messy first drafts, and I’ve cone to view the ‘red pen’ marks in editing not as problems to be fixed, but as opportunities to make the book even better.

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    • Wayne says:

      Thanks for the kind words. Yes! Big fan of the red pen and the improvements it can bring. Good luck with whatever WIP you have on the go at the minute and thanks for listening.


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