Today, Rod Glenn – author and actor extraordinare is here to let us know what he’s been up to in 2015. Enjoy!
Where the hell did the year go? My feet didn’t touch the ground and I barely had time to blink.
So what’s been happening, you ask? I finished the sixth novel (currently editing). The Fortress is an action adventure Wild Geese/Lord of the Rings-esque mash-up which should be out around March.
I’ve been doing a bit of acting too… some roles I’ve completed this year include a film adaptation of Stephen Fry’s The Hippopotamus, acting alongside Roger Allam; Wander, a short film about possession, acting alongside Alistair Petrie; Ripper, a short film about Jack the Ripper, acting alongside Bill Fellows; The Sceptic, Sweat Pea, Bullies, Wolfblood, Midwinter of the Spirit, Scott and Bailey, Coulrophobia, Murder at Dawn and Bliss! I think that’s most of them!
On top of all the acting, I have also been busy developing the film adaptation of my most successful novel to date, Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre. We’ve got some great names already attached to it – James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile and recent Big Brother contestant), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser I & II and Nightbreed) and Warren Speed (Zombie Women of Satan) and we’re hoping to start filming March next year. Who will I play, you ask? Well, the infamous Han Whitman, of course.
As well as a lot of ups, there have also been a few downs. There have been the inevitable deaths and struggles of those close to me. The problems of the world seem to ever worsen, with the mighty dollar always a root cause. Death, suffering and bloodshed abound, much like many of my books, I’m sorry to say. But one glimmer of hope has arisen – a political figure with integrity – more rare than a bloody unicorn in this day and age. Let’s hope Jeremy can exact some real change in coming years. Here’s to a bright and hopeful 2016!