Book Launch Party for The Truth Will Out

Okay everybody, I’ll apologise in advance because this post is going to be swamped with pics.

From release day last Tuesday right through to the launch party last Friday evening, this has undoubtedly been the most exhilarating week in my writing career to date. The support from friends, family, readers and other writers has been truly overwhelming.

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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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Books, Waxwork Models and A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

You know that sizzle of excitement you get when the world around you seems like a constant party? Well that’s how the city of London feels to me, so you can just imagine my elation when the trip we’d planned for ages finally came to fruition.

Last Wednesday I found myself sitting on the tube beside a demure blond lady with a miniature Pekingese poking out of her handbag, opposite a Japanese guy with the sides of his head shaved and the top pulled back into a plume of a  ponytail; the couple on my other side chattering animatedly in French. Where else would I find such a pool of decadence, eccentricity and diversity in one place, less than an hour from home? I might love my rural life in the sticks, but I just can’t help dipping my toe back into the city from time to time – it’s infectious!

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I’m Soooo Excited – Book Two is Coming!

I’ve done it. I’ve finally signed a publishing deal with London based, Legend Press for my second book and I couldn’t be more thrilled! The Truth Will Out, the second book in the DCI Helen Lavery series, will be published on the 1st April 2014. Here’s what they had to say in their announcement today. … Read More →

Crime After Crime – Cover Art Reveal!

You may remember that I recently blogged about my short story, Perilous Truths, being accepted by Welsh publishing house, Bridge House Publishing, for their anthology of mystery stories, ‘Crime After Crime’. This week I was sent the mock up for the cover art. I’m so excited!   The book will be out mid November. I’m … Read More →