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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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The Ten Stages of Living With An Author

The Ten Stages Of Living With An Author

The Ten Stages of Living With An Author As I reach the sticky stage of my seventh book, I feel a sudden pang of sympathy for my long suffering husband and find myself prompted to write this post. OK, he's…

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Marketing Tips For Authors

Marketing Tips For Authors

Marketing Tips For Authors The most common request I get from my blog readers is for marketing tips. I usually point people to my post on how I became a full-time author here, but if you'd like to know more,…

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The Introvert Author

The Introvert Author

The Introvert Author: Stepping out of your comfort zone Having attended several writing conferences and meet ups, I felt compelled to write this blog. You may or may not be surprised to learn I'm an introvert - depending on how…

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A Day in the life of a Digital Author

A Day In The Life Of A Digital Author

Bookouture When I was first signed by Bookouture, I had no idea that just a couple of years later I would be writing a post about what it's like to be a full-time author. Back then, I could not get…

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