It's Jimmy's birthday today.
Yes, I realise he is only a fictional character, but his birthday is mentioned in the new book, Jimmy Coates: Survival. I chose April 4th because this was the day, back in 2005, when the first book was published in the UK.
It also fit beautifully with the timeline of the story. For those that don't know, all the books in the Jimmy Coates series are packed together very closely in time. You don't have to read them in order, but if you do you'll spot that each book begins within an hour, or a couple of hours at the most, of the previous book ending.
At the moment I'm finishing off a draft of book 6, Jimmy Coates: Power. It's going to be the first JC book in which all of the action takes place in a single day - and it's the day immediately after Jimmy Coates: Survival ends.
By the way, the artwork for JC: Power just went up on Amazon. The book's out in the UK in October. Check it out: