Writing tips

April 21, 2020

On writing suspense – guest blog for the Booktopian

To celebrate the launch of my new thriller Prey I was invited to write a guest blog for The Booktopian on the topic of creating suspense […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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