Let your readers hear your protagonist’s thoughts – Things I learned while writing Dead Ringer

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Dead Ringer started life as a third-person novel, until my agent suggested I make it first-person. This was a big … Read More

Make your protagonist the type of person who jumps into the fray – Things I learned while writing Dead Ringer

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In life, I’m a risk-averse person. I always weigh up my options and try to act prudently. In novels, I’ve … Read More

Don’t give ’em a reason to stop reading – Things I learned while writing Dead Ringer

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One of my favourite pieces of feedback I’ve got on Dead Ringer is: “I stayed up past my bedtime reading … Read More

Embrace the idea of multiple drafts – Things I learned while writing Dead Ringer

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I’ve spent a lot of my writing life harbouring under the delusion that my first draft needed to be perfect. … 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

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

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

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