October 28, 2011
I arrived in the UK on 14th October to discover my face on the front cover of the UK’s Surrey Advertiser’s What’s On Guide! What’s more, I found a fantastic article on me on page 4 (see link) by Rebecca Younger. I was in the UK because I had been invited to speak at the Guildford Book Festival’s Crime Fiction Day as well as run a thriller writing workshop. The editorial explained why appearing at this festival was so momentous for me: my family lived for many years in a village near Guildford. I emigrated to Australia as an adult but returned to Guildford in 2006. I attended a Guildford Book Festival ‘How to get Published’ workshop run by the lovely and talented Adele Parks, and, as the article says, “her advice certainly paid off.” I was particularly proud, therefore, to participate at the very same festival.
Thank you, Mark Miseldine, the Group Deputy Editor, for deciding to select me for the article and for having such wonderfully good taste! I really appreciate it.