A Night in Pictures – The Launch of Black Wood by SJI Holliday

One of the nicest things about being on this writing journey is celebrating the achievements and successes of friends. I met Susi (SJI) Holliday three years ago when I first joined the social media community. For some years now she has been a prolific short story author, however today sees the launch of her debut … Read More →

A Lovely Day Out at Beaconlit Literary Festival 2014

Yesterday, I took the hour and a half drive to the picturesque Ivinghoe Village, in the heart of the Chilterns, for the Beacon Villages Festival of Books and Writing. I’d been to the festival last year and enjoyed the array of panels and workshops it offered. This year, it promised a wider choice of author talks, workshops and panels and I’d been invited to sit on the crime panel – my first one.

One of the nicest things about attending events like this is catching up with friends. Yesterday I spent a wonderful day with my dear friend Ian Robinson, caught up with the lovely Anne Coates, Alison Bruce and Dave Sivers, and met long term Twitter friend Sue Nicholls in the flesh. And that’s without all the new friends that I chatted to along the way.

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The Truth Is Almost Out!

We’re nearly there. It’s now officially less than a month until my new book comes out and I’m feeling a fluttering of excitement, and maybe a little jangling of nerves too.

I know, I know. It’s the second time. I should know how to behave. But these past few weeks have been filled with last minute preparations, endorsements, print runs, event planning and early reviews – all very exciting stuff! Let me share a little of it with you.

I have been so lucky to get some wonderful endorsements from top crime writers Alison Bruce and Phil Rickman:

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