Lauren Parsons, Commissioning Editor of Legend Press comments: ‘We are delighted to have signed up William’s debut – he is one of the most talented young authors I have come across in a long time, and I can’t wait for readers to embrace this book.’
Author and Scriptwriter William Thacker was born in London in 1986, and currently lives in Muswell Hill. He is a graduate of Lancaster University (English Literature with Creative Writing BA) and the University of Manchester (Creative Writing MA).
Since 2009, William has written scripts in partnership with Manchester-based Honlodge Productions whilst working as a professional copywriter. He recently co-wrote his first short film, Full Time, which stars BAFTA winner Chris Langham and has started life on the world festival circuit. William is currently working on his second novel and is developing a feature film script alongside the director Mark Gill.
'On reflection, he should probably continue with the plan. The plan was to get away, wasn't it? What made him deviate from the plan? It was all the things that came in between. He just needs to keep going.'
When retired politician Joe Street is named in a tabloid media slur, he carries out a last-ditch attempt to resurrect his marriage and undo the damage from the lie. With a cheap PR consultant in tow, Joe is reintroduced to a world of empty sound bites and media appearances - a world he would rather forget.
His PR campaign takes a turn for the worse and Joe sets out to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter. Together, they commit themselves to a challenge that will help right their wrongs.
In spite of his regeneration, Joe discovers that nothing is ever easy. With his fragile reputation on the line, his past continues to chase him. Joe finds himself on a journey of self-discovery, of redemption, but most importantly, of finding hope once more.