I’ve been sent some lovely photos taken at the Bristol Festival of Literature last month by local photographer Paul Bullivant.
This was the event I did with Melanie Golding, Jane Corry and Jane Shemilt – talking about psychological thrillers. It was a great evening!
Proof copies of my next novel Keep Him Close have arrived!
I am very proud to tell you that If I Die Before I Wake has been selected as one of Waterstones’ paperbacks of 2019.
There are some fantastic books on the list and I can’t believe mine is one of them!
You can see the full list here.
It’s the final day of this Meet the Author series and today’s topic is: what I want my readers to know about me.
This is a tough one! But here’s one thing that I’d really like you to know – something that I hope, if you’ve read my debut novel If I Die Before I Wake, you will have already worked out.
Pic by worleygig.com
I care how my writing, and my stories, make you feel. That’s the biggest thing that matters to me. I’d like you to think that I write some beautiful sentences. I’d like you to stay up all night because you can’t wait to find out the truth of what happened in that story you are reading. But mostly, I want you to laugh. I want you to cry. I want your heart to swell, I want your mouth to go dry, I want your eyes to widen. I want you to put the book down and remember it because it made you FEEL SOMETHING. Because that is what I love about the best books I have ever read.
If you don’t, then I’m sorry – I didn’t do my job well enough. But that’s ok, too. Because I’m sure you’ll find another writer whose writing will do it… keep looking if you’ve not found it yet! Search through the other writers doing #meettheauthor on Instagram and try their books.
Meet the author day 14 – my first book.
The first book I was published in was a Lonely Planet anthology with a piece about learning to scuba dive. Continue reading
Meet the author day 13… what’s my inspiration?
Day twelve of #meettheauthor … which of my books is my readers’ favourite? Continue reading
Day eleven of #meettheauthor and it’s the book I wish I’d written.
I adore Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Those characters, that premise, and such stunning writing.
What would you choose?
Am I a morning writer? Or do I prefer afternoons or evenings?
Brain food! Day nine of #meettheauthor is what I eat and drink while I write.