Dead Flowers – cover reveal

It’s getting exciting now as my next novel Dead Flowers will be out in just four weeks. My lovely publisher Verve have revealed the cover, so here it is! You can read more about the book and preorder it on Amazon here! Or read first reader responses and reviews on Netgalley here!

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What is crime fiction?

This week, on a course about Crime Fiction, we were asked the question ‘what is crime fiction?’ You’d have thought we’d know, since we’d signed up for a fairly significant chunk of education on the subject, but it was harder to answer than you might expect. It was really quite a clever bit of teaching,…

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Wishlist

This is my current July 2016 wishlist, in no particular order. WARNING: there may be swears ahead. There might also be some politics. For people to stop fucking killing each other For my local car dealership to sort out its customer service and when I complain about its customer service for the manager there not…

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Some advice for writers

Start by imagining a trance soundtrack. Something like the backdrop to that speech about wearing sunscreen. You can play the original in the background, if you want to. Then I can explain. WRITE Don’t listen to other writers. Or listen to them fine and then ignore it all later. Or listen to them and take them very seriously and…

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