Administrivia: 11 November 2021




Okay. Back story. When I had the Facebook page, one of my regular commenters mentioned a DCI Daley book series whose author wanted Rory McCann to be his star character if the books were ever optioned for TV.

I had no fuckin’ idea who DCI Daley was, so I exercised my Google Fu. Found the author, Denzil Meyrick, on Facebook and he’d written two or three posts about it, easily found because he illustrated them with Rory photos.

What seems to have happened was the magic of social media (and one reason I never abandon it entirely): he was having a conversation with his fans about who should play Daley, he came back with Rory as an answer, and it turned out someone in the comments either knew Rory or had contacts who did. Meyrick asked them to pass along his email address.

Next thing you know, Rory’s reading the books (of course ❤) and emails Meyrick saying he’d love to take the role.

But that was some years back, and by the time I heard about all this, there really wasn’t any talk about it anymore, at least not out in the open.

Until today, when I saw my phone notifications.

[bounces around like a little kid on candy]

Proud of ya, big man! I know you don’t know me from Eve. That’s okay. (Sort of.) I just know this was something you wanted. YEAH!!!

…Of course, I won’t be able to see it for a good while. Sniff. 🥺

P.S. I’ve read Whiskey in Small Glasses. Been saying I need to start on the rest. Now I really do!