ITV article about how my car accident inspired If I Die Before I Wake

ITV West Country have run this great article about the success of If I Die Before I Wake, and how my car accident eleven years ago partly inspired the writing of it.

Emily Koch pictured in 2008

Emily Koch pictured in 2008

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EVENT: “Deadly Enemies, Fickle Friends: Who Can You Trust?” I’ll be appearing at CrimeFest 2019

I’ve just added another event to my busy calendar for 2019 – CrimeFest.

This annual event, held in Bristol, is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar.

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Review: If I Die Before I Wake is “a gripping debut”, according to the Evening Standard

Turns out I missed another great review that went in last Thursday’s Evening Standard.

William Leith called If I Die Before I Wake “a gripping debut” and said “I look forward to the next one”. I’m working on it, William, I can assure you!

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Bestseller alert!

Today If I Die Before I Wake is proudly sporting a jazzy orange flag on Amazon, because it is a NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER!

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The rankings go up and down depending on prices and offers etc but I’ll take my successes where I can get them. Who knows how long it will last, but I am pretty chuffed to see it as number one in the “medical thrillers” section today.

When I was at university, I studied English Literature and somehow ended up living with not one, not two, but SEVEN medical students. I loved (and still love) them to bits but jeez, they could spend hours talking about things I had zero understanding of. Weird medical conditions, hospital politics, F2s and ST1s and …. yada yada yada.

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If I Die Before I Wake shortlisted for The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

If I Die Before I Wake has made it onto the shortlist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

I am still bouncing around with excitement after finding out last night – I’ve been lucky to have an amazing response from my readers far and wide already, so to be recognised like this within the industry as well is mindblowing. Hard work pays off, I guess?

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