Lots of people keep asking so I thought I’d just give you a quick update about how things are going with the book!

I’ve got to submit it to Penguin at the end of May and I’m pleased to say I’m well on target. I’ve probably already got the requisite amount of words down although it still needs a lot of tidying up. So far, it consists of:

* A “how ambulance control works” section (stuff I’ve probably written about before in my blog, but not all at once)
* My favourite posts from the blog.
* All new material – some completely new stories and a bit more detail on some of our regular callers. Plus the inside scoop on my visit to 10 Downing Street and the story of How I Found My Flat.

I’ve tried to balance old stuff and new stuff – I want all the best stuff from the blog in (especially for people who haven’t read the blog) but I don’t just want it to be the blog regurgitated as I want to give something extra to those of you nice enough to shell out your hard earned pennies on it!

I’m going to be donating a percentage of whatever I make from the book to HEMS (London’s Air Ambulance) as they do a really brilliant job with minimal NHS funding and I think they’re a really good cause.

If there’s anything you’d really like to see me talk about in the book, now is the time to suggest it! I can’t promise it will get included but all suggestions will be considered! Oh, and it hasn’t got a title yet either – I was just going with Nee Naw but apparently there is already a book called Nee Naw. It’s a children’s cartoon book about emergency vehicles!

The book won’t be out for AGES yet – probably next January but do not fear because both Tom Reynolds and Stuart Gray have new books coming out very soon, which should provide you with your Ambulance Literature Fix!

Published Apr 16, 2009 - 9 Comments and counting

9 Comments on “Book Update”
  1. Anthony Says:

    How about putting in a guide to calling for an ambulance – something along the lines of your 10 commandments?

  2. Lumo Says:

    Great stuff, can't wait! I second that last comment with the idea for the guidelines for calling an ambulance, tis a good idea.

  3. Suzi Brent Says:

    Yep, the "10 Commandments" post is already in there, along with a "walkthrough" of what is actually going on when you make a 999 call.

  4. Jane Ellen Says:

    I am really looking forward to your book coming out.

  5. Elliott Says:

    I was going for how to call 999 but Anthony beat me to it….. What about a section like they have in Dummies Books…. The tens. Ten worst calls, ten best calls, ten scariest calls etc.

    I can't wait for the book, try and get it out for Christmas pleeeeease!

  6. Katherine Howell Says:

    Hi Suzi, like I said on email, this is so fantastic! Can't wait to see it, and Tom's and Stuart's too!
    Good luck with finishing it off :)
    cheers,
    Katherine.

  7. Louise Lynn Says:

    Any further forward with your book title yet Suzi ? I love your blog by the way

  8. Sam Says:

    Please, please, please include something positive about organ donation and transplant. x

  9. Yahoo Hosting Coupon Says:

    this sounds like the making of a great book

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