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September 19, 2018

Steve Berry’s twelve rules of fiction writing

As I prepare to teach a class of aspiring writers at the Australian Writers’ Centre in October, I’m reminded of the advice I received from the […]
July 17, 2018

Chance favours only the prepared mind

At ThrillerFest 2018 the wonderful Karin Slaughter used a quote from Louis Pasteur which really sums up what this writers’ festival is all about: preparing authors […]
November 1, 2017

Win 3 signed copies of my books in time for Xmas

WIN three thrillers! If you haven’t yet subscribed to my quarterly newsletter which gives readers exclusive offers and sneak previews, now is the time. Click on […]
October 23, 2017

Save 10% on my October Crime and Thriller Writing class

There are a few places left on my Crime and Thriller Writing weekend course and the wonderful people at The Australian Writers Centre have set up […]
October 8, 2017

Bloody Scotland an entertainment extravaganza

I wanted to share with you some of the many photos from my time at writers’ festival Bloody Scotland in September 2017. Not only were the […]
August 17, 2017

‘Why is location so critical for thrillers?’ asks the Book Trail

In a few weeks’ time I fly to Stirling in Scotland to participate in crime fiction festival Bloody Scotland. I’ll be on a panel with authors […]
July 21, 2017

Five star review of Out Of Bounds by Val McDermid

A chilling mystery told with compassion and wit, and a central character I feel I know like a best friend. Cold case detective, Karen Pirie, the […]
July 12, 2017

Review of Chris Ewan’s Long Time Lost

Reminiscent of Jack Reacher, a savvy, enthralling thriller… The premise of Long Time Lost is a clever one: Nick Miller helps people disappear, setting them up […]
July 9, 2017

Join me at Bloody Scotland festival September 2017

Bloody Scotland celebrates Scottish and international crime fiction in September in Stirling, and I will be there, talking about creating locations in thrillers with fellow panelists […]

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