Time we all grilled Mark Robson now about his work and writings. I know there's an older thread on the board, but I'd like to engage in something a little more up to date... Anyway, I'd like to make a couple of suggestions: 1. Like a large number of people, you chose a self-publishing route for your novels. However, you've gone from strength to strength with that and now have national distribution via WHSmiths and Waterstones, and because of your success you've now landed a traditional print publishing contract with major house Simon & Schuster. What have you done different from other self-published authors - how much is done to your writing quality, and how much is down to sheer hard work? Has lucked played any significant part?