A couple of years ago, I wrote a thriller called Burnt Out – about two disabled people trapped on top of a burning hospital, trying to make their way down – and the efforts of the fire-fighters attempting to rescue then. As I was finishing it, the Grenfell Tower fire in London happened, so I shelved it. Then I moved to Australia and, after two years and a continent of distance, had planned to bring it out on December 10th. Now half of Oz is burning and California is suffering too. I’m aware this is a sensitive issue and I’ve no wish to offend so, I talked to a lot of people (some with relatives who are fire-fighters) and they overwhelmingly supported bringing it out as planned, then donating some of the profits to the fire service.
So that’s what I’m going to do.
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