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 … More The making of a novel – inspiration & method
On Tuesday, the lovely Karen Mace hosted the cover reveal for One Dark Lie on her blog, Books and Me, which means I’m now allowed to share it here too. As ever, I feel that ace designer, Berni Stevens, has done a fantastic job. (And I love the fact that she’s managed to include a … More Book update: One Dark Lie – cover reveal and book blurb
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 … More 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 … More 7 today! Happy birthday Choc Lit!
It’s felt like winter for the last few days in Cambridge, but this Saturday marks a special day in the city’s calendar that in my head (and let’s face it, only there…) heralds summer. Strawberry Fair is a free annual festival that takes place next to the river, on Midsummer Common, on the first Saturday … More A Cambridge post – Strawberry Fair forever
I know a lot of writers get fed up with having their work labelled. I can see it’s limiting to have your novel firmly dumped into one category, and books vary so much that using any of the standard classifications can only be a very blunt instrument. That said, I’m still busy trying to find … More I want a label of my very own…
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 … More Delicious Death. But will it be?