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The autumn colours are tremendous this year. I look outside the window of my study through the sweeps of rain, and the hills are ablaze with reds and yellows. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year.
It feels quite surreal to now have two books out there in the big wide world.
We now have a date for the official Magpie Book Launch party!
I am delighted to reveal the cover for my new book Magpie.
I was recently invited to do a workshop on psychological thrillers. Which got me thinking about some of the main elements of the genre: close personal relationships, the betrayal of trust, emotional intensity, lies, unreliable narrators, deceptive memories, the "twist"... I could do a long list. But the one that jumped out the most was "lies".
I am delighted to announce the title of my next book: Magpie.
After doing up a room in our house, I now have a library! Well, the kids call it a media room, to me it's the library. It's got the essentials, a quiet off-corridor location, a big, squishy sofa and reams of shelves. This triggered the reorganisation of our books. Turns out we have about 1,200! Hubby said 'have a sort...
2018 has been quite a year! It saw me securing my first ever publishing deal and the book launch of Cuckoo. The book was selected as a Fern Britton pick and within three weeks of its launch had nudged into the top 100 Kindle chart, hit the Bookseller Heatseekers chart and was on the shelves in Tesco, ...
It's the day of the launch party. Tomorrow Cuckoo flies the nest and is officially on sale.