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TOP 10 FEMALE CRIME PROTAGONISTS

Nancy Drew La Drew, whose stories were written by several American authors under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, has been solving crimes since 1930. Yep, 1930. Just ten years after women were given the right to vote in the US. Sure,...Continue reading
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FROM FASHION TO CRIME

Over a decade on women’s magazines has given me a front-row view of the fashion industry in all its Technicolor glory. I’ve interviewed Kate Moss while Alexander McQueen pinned clothes onto her post-baby body. I’ve watched seamstresses craft couture dresses...Continue reading
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SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

This week is certainly proving to be a week of debuts and today it's my pleasure to be spotlighting another author Corrie Jackson whose debut novel Breaking Dead was published as an eBook yesterday, paperback being published later this year. Corrie Jackson...Continue reading
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THE BOOK DEAL MOMENT

I barely even registered my ‘book deal moment’. Let me explain. 2015 was an insane year. Insane. Picture the scene: I’m living in Los Angeles with my husband and son, and putting the final touches to my first novel. A novel...Continue reading
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FIVE CRIME WRITERS I HAVE TO THANK

Carolyn Keene Yes, I know she doesn’t exist. Keene is the collective pseudonym for a group of authors who, between them, wrote the Nancy Drew books. As a kid, I devoured the Drew. She was like an older, cooler, smarter...Continue reading
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THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CRIME WRITING

DO give yourself a break. Fact, detail and plausibility are the weapons in every crime writer’s arsenal. But too much of a good thing can be crippling. Remember: it’s fiction. It’s ok to use poetic license to move the plot...Continue reading
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MY WRITING DAY

6am: I drag myself into my running gear. I’m desperate to get back in shape after having my daughter, Evie, six months ago. The Serial podcast distracts me from the sound of my screaming lungs. 7-8: A total blur. Child...Continue reading