Agent: Alice Saunders
Alan McDermott has an eclectic work history, with roles ranging from developing software for the NHS to shovelling custard powder in a food packing factory. He tried his hand at writing in 1990, but after completing half a draft, he started a new job and threw it in a drawer. It wasn’t until 2010 that he picked up his pen again, and published his first novel, Gray Justice, in 2011. Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption soon followed, and his success as a self-published author attracted the attention of Thomas & Mercer an Amazon publishing imprint. They commissioned three more books in the Gray series, plus a spin-off called Trojan. In 2014, Alan gave up his day job to become a full-time writer, and has written two books in a new series (Run and Hide, and Seek and Destroy) featuring CIA assassin Eva Driscoll. They will be published in 2018, and he is currently writing Dark Harvest, the third book in that series.