Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Keeping the Mythic Distance over at Crime Time

Barry Forshaw invited me over to Crime Time to talk about why I started writing crime and what I'm plotting for the Marnie Rome series. Do pop across for a read about zombies, bouncing cop cars, being intimidated by my own heroine and refusing to feel numb about the stuff that matters.
As DS Noah Jake points out in Someone Else's Skin, trying to pick a fight with Marnie Rome is like digging your fingers in marble; you just end up with an ache in your fists.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Someone Else's Skin - new review

Excuse the silly photo of myself aged eight; I thought it was time for a change from the cover of the book. It's such a relief and a pleasure when a reader grasps exactly what you're trying to achieve as a storyteller. I'm delighted with this new review, thanks, Mrs K!
While, as readers, we are trying to discover the truth, what is underneath the skin of the characters, I feel the same could perhaps be said of the book as a whole. We gradually peel away layers, finding surprises, twists and turns, and the truth underneath.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Someone Else's Skin : What's My First Draft Like?

Here's an interview I did for Rebecca Bradley's crime blog. The eagle-eyed among you can spot clues to Marnie Rome book two in my notes... This is one of several interviews where I'm asked about my rituals or superstitions when writing. I don't have any, but am starting to think I should acquire some, to give less boring answers. Suggestions on a postcard please (or in the comments box below).

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Someone Else's Skin - the quotes poster

Crime writers are the best. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. This made me tearful today. So many writers I love and admire on here. Thank you!

And here's an interview I did recently about Marnie Rome and the planned series.