Forthcoming events – April 2017

This month I’m going to be out and about, and it would be great to meet up with some of my readers.

I’m off to Denmark first to speak at Krimimessen in Horsens on April 1 but I don’t suppose I will catch up with many of you there.

And later in the month I will be travelling to the North West of England, visiting Oldham, Bolton, Warrington, Denton and Wallasey. Do let me know if you’re likely to attend any of them so that I can say hello.



Moving on a month, I will be speaking at the Guernsey Festival on 11th May and at New Writing North on 20th



Later in the year, I’m looking forward to being a judge for the Kindle Storyteller Award, a new literary prize recognising newly published work in the English language across any genre. The prize is open to all authors who publish their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on between 20th February and 19th May 2017. The winning author will receive a £20,000 cash prize, a marketing campaign to support the book on, and the opportunity to have their book translated. Once entered, it will be up to readers to decide which books are successful, as the shortlist will be compiled based on a number of factors that measure customer interest. The shortlist will then be brought to the panel of judges and we will be announcing the winner in July. For more information head to