It’s been a very busy six months but now I’ve completed the second draft of my manuscript and sent it back to my editor, I thought I’d take a moment to write a blog post. I can’t say too much about the book I’m currently working on but there will be more news on that later in the year. While I’m waiting for the next … Continue reading Writing, Books and Crimefest
Last week was special for my good friend, Laura E James, her fantastic novel WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU was released in paperback. Regardless of the fact that Laura and I are friends, I have to say what a great book this is – I’ve long been an admirer of Laura’s skill with words and how she fearlessly tackles difficult and thought provoking issues. Laura is also … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You – Paperback Giveaway #whatdoesn’tkillyou
It’s been a while since I’ve posted and my apologies but I’ve hardly had time to pause for breath recently. It’s been an amazing few months as THE GIRL WHO LIED hit the #1 spot on Amazon UK Kindle, got to #5 in the American Kindle charts and became a USA Today best seller. Thursday 17th November sees the release of the paperback, which I’m … Continue reading Winter 2016 Update
It can be quite nerve wracking speaking to agents, editors and publishers no matter what stage of the writing ladder you’re at, but especially so, I remember, when I was unagented and unpublished. Looking back, there seemed to be several questions which cropped up regularly. I thought I’d share them as, even though I am now agented and have a publisher, they still came up … Continue reading What Agents, Editors and Publishers Ask Writers…
For the past few years I’ve been running a blog and website separately to one another, which has worked fine, although did give me some continuity in design issues and took up more time having to switch from one format to the other to make sure all the information was up to date. Bringing them both to one place was the logical solution – not only does it … Continue reading Newsletter and Revamped Website/Blog
I’m delighted to announce that last week I officially signed with Kate Nash of Kate Nash Literary Agency! I have known Kate in a professional capacity for several years now and, in the past, she has given me some great feedback and sound advice. They say to find an agent who loves your manuscript as much as you do and one that you can foresee a good … Continue reading Writing news!
I had an email from my publisher last month to say that The Half Truth had been selected for a free-to-paid promotion and was I happy for it to go ahead. I must admit, I wasn’t sure at first. I’ve never had a book in a free promotion before and I know it’s a love hate thing with some authors. However, I decided that there … Continue reading Free-to-Paid. Was it worth it?