Homeward Bound has bee printed and although its official publication date is January 28 2020, it can be ordered from good bookshops and through Waterstones on line https://www.waterstones.com/book/homeward-bound/richard-smith/9781838591595
Homeward Bound is my first novel. Some might say, at my time of life, I should be retired with my feet up, not writing a first novel. But then, writing has been my life. For decades, I made my living by writing and storytelling for TV commercials and sponsored and corporate films and videos. You might well have seen some of them. On the way, I won numerous accolades, including a British Television Advertising Award, and over fifty best scriptwriter and best programme awards at non-broadcast Oscars.
Filming locations ranged across Nigeria, Norway ad Norwich! Many recent projects focused on social issues, including disability, equality and care for the young and elderly. While I hope these have made a positive difference, rather worryingly, two of my early commercials were featured in a British Library summer exhibition entitled Propaganda.