Quiz: doppelgangers and imposters

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This is a longer version of the quiz I ran at my book launch event. Test your knowledge of doppelgangers … Read More

Is there a stranger out there who shares your face? (guest post for Confessions of a YA Reader)

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What is the likelihood that you have a doppelgänger somewhere in the world? The scientific facts are stranger than you … Read More

BBC Radio Bristol interview

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On Wednesday 26 February 2020, I stopped by the BBC Radio Bristol studios to chat with Steve Yabsley about cats, … Read More

Dead Ringer – what the bloggers say

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How did Dead Ringer go down with the book bloggers? Here’s a round-up of what happened on part 1 of … Read More

GenZ burnout and murder: the changing landscape of crime fiction (guest post for Scarlett Readz and Runz)

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As the focus of crime fiction shifts to GenZ, the horrors are becoming more mundane – debt, burnout, poor mental … Read More

5 random facts about Dead Ringer

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Here’s a quick look into my writing process with a few fun facts behind the scenes of Dead Ringer. A … Read More

“Pacy, witty, succinct” – CrimeTime review of Dead Ringer

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Bob Cornwell gives his review of Dead Ringer for CrimeTime. “When I first met my double, I was disappointed how … Read More

Dead Ringer book launch event – in pictures

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Friday 28 February saw the official launch of Dead Ringer at Foyles in Bristol. Here’s some pictures and notes from … Read More

3 things that inspired my novel Dead Ringer

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Inspiration isn’t always linear; oftentimes, story ideas emerge out of unexpected nuggets colliding. Here’s how the premise for Dead Ringer … Read More

The North/South Divide in Crime Fiction (guest feature on CrimeTime)

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I wrote a feature for CrimeTime about the North/South divide in crime fiction and how setting can impact on a … Read More

“Tense and compelling” — Daily Mail review of Dead Ringer

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Christena Appleyard of the Daily Mail gives her review of Dead Ringer. The idea of this book might sound a … Read More

My doppelgänger story

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Have I ever met my double? Is Dead Ringer secretly a true story…? Er, no. But here’s a quick rundown … Read More

How to get your book published

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The path to getting your novel or non-fiction book published can be circuitous and confusing, so here’s my step-by-step guide … Read More

5 ways to make your fiction unputdownable

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Even quiet stories can (and should) have that gotta-keep-reading quality to them. But how can we as writers make sure … Read More

How I got my short stories published in The People’s Friend

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This week marks my seventh short story published by women’s magazine The People’s Friend. But mine wasn’t an instant success … Read More

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