'Dan James is a writing pseudonym I came up with to accompany the release of Unsinkable (not very originally either – James is my middle name…) I'd been considering writing novels set against the backdrop of real events for some time. I made a list of some some events I'd like to use and among them were the well-known sinking of Titanic and the rather less well-known Siege of Sidney Street. As there were little more than 16 months between the two events, the chance to link them in a plot was irresistible. Add to that the impending 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking and it seemed the best place to start. The result is Unsinkable. As I now have a new publisher, and the book was different in many ways to my Nigel Barnes series, it seemed sensible to write it under a pseudonym and develop more of a 'thriller' persona.
Will there be any more Dan James books? I have a long list of ideas that might suit my new alter ego, but then again I might choose to write them under my real name. Watch this space…