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!