I’m really looking forward to Crimefest 2016!
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Come along and see me along with authors, James carol, S.J.I. Holliday, Julia Crouch and participating moderator Hilary Bonner speaking about ‘Dark Pasts: Creating Complex Characters’ on Saturday May 21st at 2:50pm.

Click this link for the Crimefest 2016 website and programme.


I’m thrilled to report that on 29th June 2015, If I Should Die was voted WINNER of the 2014-15 WAVERTON GOOD READ AWARD for Best British Debut Novel!

Click link to find out about this wonderful town’s support for new writers.

And read my blog entry 21 to read about how this happened and the wonderful evening I collected the award…


A thorn among roses… The amazing shortlist!

Thorn Among Roses




I had a fantastic time for the second year running at the international crime fiction convention CRIMEFEST in Bristol this May. My thanks to the wonderful organizers, participants and attendees for another landmark event. With particular thanks to the brilliant authors Sarah Hillary and Fergus McNeill for saying such flattering things about If I Should Die.


Crime in the Court 2015 The 2015 CRIME IN THE COURT event at the wonderful GOLDSBORO BOOKS in Cecil Court, near London’s Leicester Square on June 25th was an even more roaring success than 2013! Loads of fantastic authors, bloggers, industry stalwarts and of course you, the treasured readers! If you missed the chance to say hello, keep you fingers crossed they repeat the event next year. Thanks to David and all his fabulous staff!


An exclusive club for people paid to plot fiendish murders…
I’m delighted to disclose that on 26 March 2015 I was accepted into the infamous ranks of the CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION … And that If I Should Die was entered for the prestigious GOLD DAGGER and JOHN CREASY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER.