The story of how the book itself got published was quite remarkable. Mr. Adrian Mckinty has been writing for over two decades, but didn't make enough to support his wife and two children. In order to do so, he did odd jobs which included being a uber driver. Before long, he got evicted. With great disappointment, he wrote a letter to his favorite author, Mr. Don Winslow. In the letter he expressed to Don Winslow that he regretfully wouldn't be able to be a writer. Don Winslow, in response, told Adrian not to give up. He then told him about Mr. Salerno, who is a marketing expert that helped Don Winslow himself become a bestselling author with TV and movie deals. He has also worked with Don Winslow in the adaptation of his works. At first Adrian didn't agree to be helped as he didn't respond back. Don Winslow, however, didn't give up as he discovered Adrian's situatuion and convinced him once again to give writing another chance. That chance Adrian took in writing another novel would be The Chain. Now, the book is popular in Frankfurt and has been sold in thirty-five countries. Authors from Dennis Lehand and Stephen King have given rave reviews. Here's a quote by Adrian Mckinty after being fortunate for the success of The Chain:
"My story is a story of never giving up. It's a story about writers helping fellow writers. I hope it inspires other writers who may be thinking about quitting, to never give up. I never imagined any of this could happen, but I hoped it would. I had hope. I am so grateful and I hope my story inspires others."
UPDATE: I did a wonderful blog interview with the author,Mr. Adrian Mckinty, and will post it here on this blog sometime in the future. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit this blog again.
Source Material: deadline.com