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New Book Deal Announcement

New Book Deal Announcement

New Deal Announcement On 24th April 2015, my first fiction novel Don't Turn Around was published. As I write this, I am thrilled to announce I've signed a new deal for my tenth and eleventh books. It only seems like…

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Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal I have been very busy lately, finishing off my DS Ruby Preston series and writing my second psychological thriller, which are both on pre-order now. I joked that my books are like buses, as you wait for news…

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Dictate A Book In Two Months

Dictate A Book In Two Months

Dictating Your Book People who know me will be familiar with my love of dictation. It was driven by necessity after a marathon writing session and a bout of RSI in my wrists and hands. It was frightening to find…

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Coping With Rejection

Coping With Rejection

Coping With Rejection Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Shelly, one-half of the freelance editorial team that I hired online when I began writing in 2012.  It brought me back to those early days when  I began sharing my…

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Going International and Keeping The Faith

Going International And Keeping The Faith

Going International And Keeping The Faith When I first began writing I kept a wish list. Seeing my work on screen, in book shops, reaching readers throughout the globe and being sold in different languages featured high. When my agent…

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Leaving My Job To Write – One Year On

Leaving My Job To Write – One Year On

Leaving My Job This time last year I began life as a full-time author, having handed in my police warrant card for destruction in Essex police headquarters the day before. It was a nerve-wracking but exciting moment, and although I…

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Advice on Writing Police Procedure

Advice On Writing Police Procedure

Crime Writing Advice I'm a strong believer in karma and think that when you work hard and gain some success, you should be also working on giving something back. It is the cycle of giving and receiving while being grateful…

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Writing a Series: my top three tips

Writing A Series: My Top Three Tips

  Recently the second in my DS Ruby Preston series launched with my publishers Bookouture. There is so much to take into consideration when writing a new series. The setting, characters and plot all come into the equation. I'm hugely…

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Love You To Death Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal! I'm absolutely thrilled to share the cover for my new thriller, Love You To Death, which is available for pre-order now at the introductory price of just 99p. Bookouture have done an amazing job, producing this creepy basement scene.…

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Witness Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal! I'm absolutely thrilled to share the cover for my new thriller, Witness, which is available for pre-order now. I always get nervous around cover reveals but Thomas & Mercer have done an amazing job capturing the essence of this…

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