If I Die Before I Wake longlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger award

I had some amazing news this morning – If I Die Before I Wake has been longlisted for a major award.

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) awards ten Dagger awards each year, and my debut novel has been longlisted in the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger category, for thrillers. Continue reading


An evening at The Bath Festival with Guy Gunaratne and Kim Sherwood

I’ve had a quieter few weeks cracking on with book two (I’m 25% through the first draft!) so it was lovely to get out to chat about If I Die Before I Wake again this week.

I did an event as part of The Bath Festival with fellow debut authors Guy Gunaratne and Kim Sherwood and we had a great evening discussing our roads to publication, our writing processes, inspirations and everything else in between.

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If I Die Before I Wake in The Spectator, on BBC Radio Jersey and as a “collectible”

Life is quietening down a little a month after publication of If I Die Before I Wake, but there’s still plenty of good stuff going on.

At the end of last week I went on air with BBC Radio Jersey to chat about the book – with a little help from Jersey library they have chosen it for their book club this month. Have a listen to that interview here – from about 1hr 32mins.

Then there was a lovely surprise as Jeff Noon reviewed If I Die Before I Wake for The Spectator. He really seemed to get what I was trying to do with the novel.

“In the darkness of the stilled body, this is a novel which glows with life.”

Jeff Noon, The Spectator

In other news, a “collectible” version of the book has appeared for sale on Amazon – a signed first edition for £30. As I told all of you who bought a copy at my launch – they’ll be valuable one day! Ha!


If I Die Before I Wake news: an Amazon bestseller and 99p e-book bargain!

I woke up to the first day of February and some amazing news – If I Die Before I Wake was an Amazon bestseller!

With a great deal running at the moment – the e-book is 99p on Amazon – the sales of the book have had a really good week, and it peaked at number four in the Amazon fiction chart. It was also number one in the Kindle crime thrillers chart for a while.

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