I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front recently. At first it was because I was working on a new series, and I hadn’t sorted it out enough to report back. Then it was because I’d realised it might fit best with a new publisher. And finally it was because I’d found the most fantastic … Continue reading A three-book deal with @bookouture!
Today on the blog, I’m delighted to welcome fellow Choc Lit author, Kirsty Ferry. There’s lots happening for Kirsty at the moment. Book two in her Rossetti Mysteries series, The Girl in the Painting, is out in paperback on 7th March. Meanwhile book three, The Girl in the Photograph, will be released across all digital … Continue reading Interview with Kirsty Ferry, author of the Rossetti Mysteries
For a flavour of the book, here are photos of some of its settings, and a few review quotes: "An old-style murder mystery, with lots of class." "Ah the story of Ruby and Nate! Clare Chase is an expert at weaving together suspense and romance, the hint of tragedy in the past and of a … Continue reading A Stranger’s House – Cambridge crime
I'm delighted that the blog tour to celebrate the paperback release of my first Cambridge mystery, A Stranger's House, starts tomorrow. Here's the schedule: Very many thanks to all the book bloggers who are hosting me, and to Choc Lit for organising everything! My other news is that One Dark Lie is in the Kobo … Continue reading Heading off on tour…
Today I’m delighted to welcome fellow Choc Lit author, Morton S Gray, to the blog. Morton’s debut novel The Girl on the Beach won Choc Lit’s Search for a Star competition, and I’ve been waiting to read it ever since. At last the time has come; the novel was released across all ebook platforms on … Continue reading Morton S Gray shares her writing process
I’m celebrating today as my second Cambridge mystery, One Dark Lie, is now available across all ebook platforms. It's set in the run-up to Christmas: cue lots of snowy pics! Writing a novel can be a bit of a long, slow process, and encouragement along the way truly helps, so it seems like a … Continue reading The making of a novel – inspiration & method
In the last week, publication of book number three has jumped a step closer. The title – One Dark Lie – has been confirmed, and I’ve also seen some cover designs. I’m itching to share them – I love each of the options – but I’m not allowed to until things are finalised! The novel … Continue reading Book update: One Dark Lie – one step closer #crimefiction
Today marks my publisher, Choc Lit’s, seventh birthday. Of course, I'm keen to mark the occasion – and it’s important to stay on theme. This makes me very happy! Choc Lit is celebrating on Twitter, Facebook and its blog, posting giveways and birthday-themed short stories throughout the day. For me, it’s a chance to say … Continue reading 7 today! Happy birthday Choc Lit!
I was very excited when I found that A Stranger’s House was going to be the first title published under Choc Lit’s new imprint, Death by Choc Lit. I love the slogan they’ve chosen for this line: gripping, edge-of-your seat reads, and I’ll be talking about my own literary Death by Choc Lit recipe on … Continue reading Delicious Death. But will it be?
So, it’s been an eventful time since I last wrote a blog post. My new novel, A Stranger’s House, is now up for pre-order on Amazon, and ready for reviewers to download from NetGalley. Even though the build-up to this moment can be measured in years, rather than months (once you factor in all the … Continue reading Death by Choc Lit, anyone?