This month we had a three-way funding meeting between Producer Pippa Frith (Birmingham), Professor Matt Green (Nottingham) and myself (at home). It was another hugely positive meeting, with talk of Warwick and London entering the frame also. As the small dot at the centre of HOAX, standing, clutching my brother's poem to my chest, it's incredible to feel all these people and their great powers mobilise around me.
I think every writer wants for some kind of recognition in their work. I've never been driven by financial gain, but I do like to think that there are people who will see the worth of my writing. Knowing that now, with HOAX, people have not only seen that worth but are actively building on it, is an immensely rewarding feeling for me.
My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone involved.