My favourite thing about being published in The People’s Friend is…

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…the illustrations! It’s magical to open up the magazine and see a short story of mine brought to life with … Read More

To Newcastle in a flash: my experience of reading at Virtual Noir at the Bar

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One unexpected upside of a global pandemic is that it makes “travel” much easier. Virtual travel, to book events, anyway. … Read More

Build compelling characters using reality TV archetypes

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For guaranteed drama, take a leaf out a casting director’s book and use reality TV archetypes to build fascinating characters … Read More

5 writing lessons you can learn from reality TV

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Here’s a writing assignment for you: turn on the TV! The reality TV casting process provides a devilishly fun way … Read More

The one thing I changed about my writing process that took me from slush pile to publication

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I made one (very simple) change to my writing process a couple of years ago that’s been truly transformative. Previously, … Read More

Short stories published in The Sunday Express and The People’s Friend

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In the last month, short stories of mine have appeared in the Sunday Express S Magazine and The People’s Friend. … Read More

Interview with Nathalie Buscombe, Dead Ringer audiobook narrator

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Find out the secrets of audiobook narration in this interview with one of Dead Ringer‘s narrators, Nathalie Buscombe. You’re also … Read More

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

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