We made an exciting announcement today. Biteback Publishing has bought world rights to a book from Janis Sharp, the mother of hacker Gary McKinnon. The book, Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother’s Story, will be published in September.
I am thrilled to be publishing Janis Sharp’s book, which tells of the difficult and courageous campaign that she waged for ten years to save her son, Gary, from being deported to the US. She is a truly remarkable woman. I’ve interviewed her on my LBC show and the passion she has shown in various interviews over the last few years is on full display in the text of the book. It is a very personal account of a ten-year struggle to save Gary McKinnon and free him from a decade of fear of extradition.
McKinnon, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, was accused by the USA of hacking into military computers. McKinnon claimed he was looking for evidence of UFO cover-ups, and after ten years of legal action, Theresa May took the decision in October 2012 not to extradite him.
The book will be published in September, accompanied by an extensive marketing and PR campaign.