By DRSCTeam (05.04.2016)
Last month, we decided to interview Leif Pedersen, the author of the series "Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen", who, earlier this month, announced his intention of temporarily retiring from writing to focus on other projects.
DRSCTeam: Mr. Pedersen, for what reason have you decided to temporarily stop writing?
Leif Pedersen: I have been writing for over a decade now, and somehow I feel it's time for me to try other things and eventually complete some old projects that aren't linked to writing.
DRSCTeam: Once you’ve completed said projects, will you come back? If so, do you have an estimate of when that would be?
LP: I can't give an exact answer to that question. Some people may know about it, but my colleague Michael Martin also took a break from writing, and it's been four years since his first (and last) book came out. I'm thinking of retiring for three or four years, maybe five, but I'm not yet sure.
DRSCTeam: Some of your readers may want to ask how the next volume of your series "Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen" is going along.
LP: I finished the first draft for the fourth volume back in 2014, and, due to personal reasons, couldn't work on it until late last year. DRSC Publishers already has the latest version of the draft, and I guess it should be released by the end of this year, together with "Murder at Buckingham Palace", from Charles Müller.
DRSCTeam: And what about the fifth volume? Considering that "De l'autre côté..." is the second volume of the trilogy "La Trilogie d’ Øresundsbron"...
LP: I can't give an exact date. I have already written a draft for the fifth volume, "...d'Øresundsbron", but I don't think I'll be able to work on it for the time being. It may be released in 2018 or even 2019, but, with some luck, by the end of 2017 it should be there.
DRSCTeam: By the time the fourth volume will be released, it will be just in time to celebrate the fifth anniversary since the creation of "Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen". Your thoughts and views looking back to when you began and how far you've gotten with the series?
LP: The first time I thought or wrote about this series was all the way back in November 2011, which make it a bit less than five years since this series started. I just hope that the fourth volume will come out in November this year, celebrating the fifth anniversary of this series.
About looking back and seeing how the series evolved, I can't say much. To me, it is still the same character, and I still feel as if we were in 2011, at the beginning of the series.
DRSCTeam: That is interesting. Just a few more questions and we should be done. We heard about another potential book from the series "Nakubo", as well as another book in the same genre as "Swedish Love Story". Any comments?
LP: I can't say much. I just can confirm there's a manuscript for a third and even a fourth volume of the series "Nakubo". For the other book in the romance category, maybe, who knows?
DRSCTeam: Secrecy seems to be an essential part of your work, doesn't it? Anyway, thank you for your time, Mr. Pedersen. We hope you'll enjoy your break and let's hope to see you again in some years?
LP: I hope too. I'll keep in touch with the staff of DRSC Publishers anyway, and will also keep assisting to the Annual Meetingsorganized by the company. And don't worry about it, all the pleasure was mine for being here today. Thanks for all.
Interviewed in Brussels on the 14.03.2016 by the DRSCTeam
Moving on to the rest of our news. Taking the opportunity of the interview with Leif Pedersen, we have decided to update our readers and investors on the status of each one of our authors, as some of them may have not released anything in the past months (or even year).
Charles Müller: Currently working on his next book, "Murder at Buckingham Palace".
Eva Kjærgaard: Currently working on "...and then war broke out" as well as another book. Details will be revealed later.
Leif Pedersen: Currently working on the fourth volume of his series "Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen", to be published before retiring.
Michael Martin: Retired from writing in 2012, after finishing his first book. A half-way finished draft of his second book exists, and we expect Mr. Martin to come back to writing in a few years.
Niels Jensen: Currently taking a short break from writing.
Lyubomir Hristov: Currently taking a break from writing to focus on other personal projects.
Jesper Kristensen: Currently [trying] to write three or four books at the same time, mainly the sixth tale of "Tales from the Kingdom of the North" and "Quest for Valhalla".
Other authors who aren't yet published: we can say that one of the authors who signed up for DRSC PublishersX is currently working on a new release.
The 12th of May, we released our latest translation, the Swedish version of "Red snow at Tivoli", "Mord på Tivoli", first volume of the series "Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen", from Leif Pedersen.
In two to four weeks we will release the Spanish version of "Meurtre à Tower Hill" ["Asesinato en Tower Hill" in Spanish], written by Michael Martin.
Until then, don't forget to check out our announcements section for more news or our change log to see the updates performed to our website recently.
We hope to see you next time,