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|Born||1960 (age 55–56)
He then went to California where he became a screenwriter, having been awarded a Warner Brothers Fellowship in Screenwriting at USC School of Cinema and TV. He wrote screenplays for TriStar, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros. among others.
He also moved into other types of writing, including magazine features, a computer game and as a national Sunday newspaper columnist and a restaurant reviewer.
|2004||Steel River Blues|
|2005||Murder Investigation Team|
|2008||Wire in the Blood|
The Stoneheart Trilogy
- Stoneheart (2006)
- Ironhand (2007)
- Silvertongue (2008)
In ten years of learning and practising the screenwriter's craft in Hollywood, Fletcher found out all about the impossibility of the film showing in the cinema ever matching the version of it playing in his head. Only after he came back to Scotland to live in Musselburgh did he think about writing a project in which, just for once, what he wrote would be the last word. Not a film script, but a children's book.
His son Jack and daughter Ariadne were still at the age for bedtime stories. They were also, at the time, mini-Californians: London's antiquity – "a thousand years of built, lived-in, heritage" – surprised them.
So they gawped in something like awe as their father, on the top deck of the tour bus, pointed out monuments older than anything they had yet imagined. And he remembered how, when he was a child, his father had driven him through London. As they passed Hyde Park Corner, the bronze soldiers at the foot of the Royal Artillery monument had caught his eye too.
By the time, four decades later, he fleshed out that memory, making the Gunner and the Officer from the monument central figures in the war against the "taints", Fletcher had learnt a lot about the art of storytelling.
- Far Rockaway" (2011)
Far Rockaway is a standalone novel published in September 2011. It's the story of a feisty young woman who is injured with her grandfather in an accident and who wakes up in a world constructed from all the classic swashbuckling adventure novels he read her as a child. She has to make her way to the castle at the end of this world in order to rescue him, knowing that only by so doing will she enable survive back in the real world. The story takes place both in this fantasy world and in the modern Manhattan ER in which doctors fight for both their lives as their family look on.
- The Oversight (2014)
- The Paradox (2015)
- Third Oversight novel to follow
- "Charlie Fletcher - Profile". London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
- Jones, Nicolette (2007-10-28). "Iron Hand by Charlie Fletcher". London: Times online. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
- "Orbit To Publish International Bestseller Charlie Fletcher's First Adult Novels". booktrade.info. Retrieved 2013-05-15.