News and Events

Bloody Scotland :

This will be my first time at Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on September 9-11. I’ll be in conversation with fellow author Melanie Raabe on September 10 discussing the title “Can you trust the narrator or your favourite crime novel?” – you’ll have to attend to find out! While you’re there you can go to panels with Val McDermid, Martina Cole and Ben McPherson to name but a few.

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Jersey Festival of Words :

This is the second JFOW, a five-day literary festival featuring visiting and local writers, poets and events, writing workshops, competitions and more. This year’s festival will take place between September 28th and October 2nd, and will see us welcoming internationally renowned writers including Michael Morpurgo, Victoria Hislop, Louis de Bernières, Louise Doughty and Alison Weir to the island. My presentation is on October 1 – Crime Fiction and Publishing versus Self-Publishing and for once I won’t have to travel very far – Jersey is only 30 minutes from my home on Alderney.

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Killer Women :

The title says it all! This crime writing festival takes place in London, Shoreditch Town Hall EC1, on Saturday October 15th – Kate Rhodes, Val McDermid, Emma Kavanagh, Ann Cleeves and Mark Billingham will be in attendance. I will be giving my take on How to Publish a Bestseller in discussion with Louise Voss.

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Chorlton :

Manchester’s most literary suburb? Yes please! I can’t wait to go to this event – it takes place near my hometown on November 26 and as an author event there will be lots of Q&As on books, writing careers, self-publishing – anything you desire in fact!

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In Translation News

Sleep tight EstonianI can’t believe that my books are now translated into over 20 languages! This month I have signed deals for Kill Me Again in Lithuania and the Czech Republic, and for Stranger Child in Germany.

And here’s a copy of the latest finished copy – Sleep Tight in Estonian!