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March 6, 2020

Proofreading – the final step

Proofreading. The final step. I just have to check for any obvious errors. Small things like punctuation. Or a piece of dialogue on the wrong line […]
January 6, 2020

Mystery author Adele Parks at Sutherland Library NSW, February 11

Many years ago, when I was struggling to write my first novel, I attended a writing course in Guildford in the UK. This course was run […]
October 20, 2019

The relief and the worry of finishing a new book

I recently finished a new crime-thriller set on an island off Seattle in the USA. I think it’s my creepiest book yet and I hope it […]
September 28, 2019

Prey signed to Bloodhound Books

Very excited to be working with Bloodhound Books who is publishing my new thriller PREY in April 2020. Four murders. Four countries. One terrible secret. More […]
March 19, 2019

The difference a good editor makes

The book I’m working on at the moment is a slightly new direction for me. It’s still a thriller. But what is different is that this […]
March 4, 2019

Celebrating two new books from Caroline de Costa

I’m really looking forward to being the Master of Ceremonies at Caroline de Costa‘s double book launch. Double? On April 6, 2019, from 3:30pm to 7pm […]
January 16, 2019

A.B. Patterson book launch

I’m proud to say I am friends with a number of former and acting police officers, both in Australia and overseas. Some have gone on to […]
October 26, 2018

On genre – don’t get hung out to dry

Wise words from The Writers’ Studio on genre ‘Each genre has a different structural form designed to take a character and reader on a particular journey.’ […]
October 11, 2018

Sharing writing secrets on Peter James TV

I always get so excited when I am about to start teaching a creative writing class. Not just because I want to encourage new authors, but […]

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