Wordcatcher’s authors are a talented bunch, that’s for sure, and Colum Sanson-Regan exemplifies that fact. Many of our authors and regular readers will know Colum from the two extremely well-received books he has published with us so far. These are The Fly Guy and The Tall Owl and Other Stories.
What you might not know, however, is that Colum has a long-standing history in the creative industries. In addition to his work as a writer, he’s currently a lecturer on the English and Creative Writing degree at the University of South Wales and was David Tenant’s body double on Doctor Who.
Of course, body doubles scarcely receive the credit they deserve for the hard work they put in. Without them, many of our favourite scenes from film and TV couldn’t happen. That’s why we were delighted to see Colum featured on The Unsung Heroes of Doctor Who.
This gripping interview has it all: there are anecdotes about Sason-Regan turning up on set unsuspectingly on his first morning, only to find a script and the Doctor’s suit in the trailer he never knew he had. Later that day, he even had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside Kylie Minogue!
Congratulations to Colum on the interview, one of many deserved features to come, of that we’re certain. We know that after watching that, you’ll be keen to find out more, so please take a look at the ‘About’ section below.
About Colum Sanson-Regan
Colum Sanson-Regan was born in Ireland and started his creative career busking on the streets of Cork and Dublin.
His first solo album, GO, enjoyed a spot in the top-five download charts, and songs from it have been featured in documentaries, compilations, and educational materials. He regularly performs in Cardiff, Wales where he now lives with his wife Kerry and two daughters.
After moving to the UK, Colum attended the University of South Wales, where he completed his master’s in creative writing, and received the Michael Parnell Award. He now lectures at the University.
Colum’s first book was The Fly Guy, a psychological thriller following Martin Tripp, a struggling writer who appears to find success after creating detective Henry Bloomburg. When Henry appears in Martin’s workplace to investigate him, he threatens to dismantle the life that Martin has built for himself.
Buy The Fly Guy now in ebook format from Amazon, Apple Books, Google Books, or your preferred ebook retailer: geni.us/fly-guy
Buy The Fly Guy now in paperback format from Amazon, Hive.co.uk, Waterstones, Books-A-Million, or your preferred bookshop: geni.us/fly-guy-pb
His latest work is The Tall Owl and Other Stories, a collection of powerful short stories with real literary value that tell tales of adversity, loss, obsession, secrets, triumph and love.
Buy The Tall Owl now in ebook format from Amazon, Apple Books, Google Books, or your preferred ebook retailer: geni.us/tall-owl
Buy The Tall Owl now in paperback format from Amazon, Hive.co.uk, Waterstones, Books-A-Million, or your preferred bookshop: geni.us/tall-owl-pb
Keep checking back for more, as with the rave reviews his works have earned so far, you can expect that he’s not done yet.