Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Get in Character with Marnie Rome #5

On 26 February, the CLIC Sargent Get in Character auction opens online and you have the chance to be a named character in Marnie Rome book 5. You might end up as a killer, a cop, a prison inmate or even a pal of Noah's. Last year, Jacob Collins was the winning bidder and he appears in Quieter Than Killing, with a special mention in the Acknowledgements. The best bit? You'll be raising money for a really great cause.

CLIC Sargent works with children and young people whose lives are affected by cancer, providing emotional, financial and practical support to help them cope and get the most of out of life. Do join the auction, bid as high as you can, help a good cause and put yourself in my hands as I finish writing Marnie Rome book 5. And, if you don't fancy rubbing shoulders (alive or dead) with Marnie and Noah, there are lots of other authors lined up to take part. Thanks, everyone.

Friday, 10 February 2017

CrimeFest tickets up for grabs in Flashbang Contest


If you're an aspiring crime writer, you need to send your most cunning and stunning 150 words to CrimeFest's Flashbang contest before it closes on 3 March.

Six shortlisted authors will each win a place on their Crime Writing Day in Bristol in May, and the top three will win great prizes including full passes to CrimeFest.

Details of prizes and how to enter here.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Killer Women Anthology up for an Audie Award

Very excited to see that the first-ever Killer Women anthology is an Audie Award finalist! The LA Review of Books broke the news this afternoon. 






















You can buy the anthology, which includes my short story, El LlorĂ³n Borrego, here.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Peter James on Quieter Than Killing














More happy-making feedback to Quieter Than Killing, this time from the brilliant Peter James. You can pre-order it here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dangerous Women Project
















Do read this piece I wrote for the Dangerous Women Project about the extraordinary courage of my grandmother, who inspires so much of what I do. It contains one of my happiest memories, as well as personal reflections on pain, loss and survival.