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The Man on the Street (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Trevor Wood
Trevor Wood is a successful playwright that has worked as a spin-doctor for the City Council and a journalist. Before that, he served in the Royal Navy for sixteen years. Trevor has an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from UEA.

He has lived in Newcastle for more than two decades and considers himself to be an adopted Geordie, despite not being able to speak the language.

After leaving the Royal Navy, he retrained as a journalist, doing an NCTJ Journalism course in Darlington. The class was made up of young post-university graduates so Ed Waugh, the other older trainee, and Trevor were the only ones commuting from the Newcastle area so they began driving together and talked quite a bit about their interest in comedy writing.

Years later, after getting bored with journalism, they decided to give it a go. After just five months of sitting down together the first time, “Good to Firm”, their debut play, premiered at the Customs House theater in South Shields. After writing ten successful plays together, they decided to work on solo projects.

Trevor treats writing like a normal job and likes to be at his desk, working from about nine in the morning and concluding around five in the evening. Monday to Friday. He stops to begin preparing the evening meal for his family. He finds that doing all of the cooking is a reasonable trade since he works from home and everybody else has to leave to go make a living.

Since this is such a solitary and sedentary way of life, he takes by hitting the gym or going for a run at least three times a week. Trevor believes it is either this or resign himself to an expanding backside and a growing waistline.

Going for a run helps him whenever he gets stuck or just is unsure how to move the story forward. He finds that it is a great way to generate some new ideas and, as a bonus, thinking about the plot makes him forget all about how little he actually enjoys running.

He winds down with music, alcohol, and reading. Sometimes all three at once. Trevor enjoys going to see live music, combining two out of the three. He also plays cricket for the wonderful Mallards CC.

Music is a big inspiration for him. The working title for “The Man on the Street” was “When a Fire Starts to Burn”, a song by Disclosure. The pitch he used for the book when he was trying to get the attention of publishers was loosely based off The Streets’ song “Turn the Page”. The sequel is partially inspired “Poem” by She Drew the Gun.

Trevor’s debut novel, called “The Man on the Street”, was released in the year 2019. His work is from the mystery genre.

“The Man on the Street” is the first novel in the “Jimmy Mullen” series and was released in the year 2019. It all began with a splash. Jimmy, who is a homeless veteran struggling with PTSD, did his very best to pretend he didn’t hear the sound of something heavy falling into the Tyne. It happened right in the middle of an argument between two guys on the riverbank. It’s not his fight.

Then he catches a glimpse of the headline: GIRL IN MISSING DAD PLEA. The girl, named Carrie, reminds him of somebody that he lost. This makes his mind up for him. It is time he quits hiding from his past. Telling Carrie, what he heard (or believes he heard) winds up being the start of the tale.

The cops don’t believe a word of it, however, Carrie is adamant something terrible has happened to her father. Jimmy agrees to help her out, and it puts him at risk from new and old enemies. Jimmy has got one giant advantage. When you have nothing, you don’t have anything to lose.

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