From Cressing Temple Barns to the Diss Publishing Bookshop in a week

A week or so ago I was at Cressing Temple Barns with my books to take advantage of their Christmas fair. Built by the Knights Templar, these barns date back to the 13th century. They are some of the oldest (and largest) wooden structures of their kind in Europe. While I sat waiting for interested buyers, above me spanned an … Read More

Lake District to Lockdown Art – in 7 Days!

Five days ago I was up in the Lake District at an event near Carlisle touring with my latest book, Utterly Dredged. A quick pause for breath and time to dry out after all the wet weather, and then today – lockdown art! Tesco Staff Tributes It was so moving to watch my cover design artist, Rebecca Moss Guyver present portraits she … Read More

Wishing Shelf Book Award 2020 – Utterly Dredged  –  RED RIBBON WINNER!

Cast your mind back to the first COVID lockdown in March 2020. It unfortunately coincided with the publication of Utterly Dredged (my ninth novel in the Utterly Crime Series).   As I was preparing for a whirlwind of book signings, live launches and promotions it was whisked away! All plans were cancelled and it became a bleak time for everyone.   … Read More

Audiobook Giveaway Continues

Hi everyone, my audiobook giveaway codes are now available in the UK and EU, as well as in the USA, Australia and Canada as announced previously These giveaway codes for the first two audiobooks in the Utterly Crime Series: Utterly Explosive, and Utterly Fuelled are limited in number, so why not quickly have a listen to a sample on my … Read More

Audiobook Giveaway

Good news – if you live in USA, Australia or Canada! I have a limited number of Giveaway codes for my audiobooks UTTERLY EXPLOSIVE and UTTERLY FUELLED. But here’s the catch – they are only for listening through the Authors Direct mobile apps and can only be redeemed at https://authors-direct.com/redeem/. Authors Direct is currently only available for users in USA, Australia … Read More

Covid-19 Tribulations

Utterly Dredged – the 9th book in the Utterly Crime Series – is now published and available to buy – but the ‘book launch’ is on hold. I thought, quite reasonably, that an early spring or Easter release date for Utterly Dredged, the 9th book in the Utterly Crime Series, would be a great idea. I had planned a book … Read More

Bury Literature Festival – Negotiated

Held in one of Bury St Edmund’s most impressive buildings, the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate Street, it was a pleasure to attend and indeed feature in the Literature Festival on the 27th October 2019. It was a first for me to be talking  with a backdrop of a sweeping wooden staircase circling up to a substantial wooden pulpit! It … Read More

Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival

I’m delighted to be taking part in the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival when it returns to the town this October with a whole host of exciting events, talks and discussions on literature, publishing and the like. I’ll be ‘in conversation’ with award-winning local playwright and novelist, Jackie Carreira, (her new novel, The Seventh Train, was released in April 2019) about the … Read More

Waterstones Window

This is a photo I took last weekend of a Waterstones window display. To be more specific it was the window of their Buttermarket branch in Bury St Edmunds. It was rather nice to see my name and latest crime novel on a poster in a bookshop window – namely Waterstones. I didn’t think to check if the poster gave … Read More

Rebecca Moss Guyver Exhibits at the RBA Annual Exhibition 2019

Two paintings by artist Rebecca Moss Guyver were selected for this year’s Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual exhibition. How cool is that? I feel so lucky to have Rebecca as the artist designing my Utterly Crime Series book covers. The exhibition runs from the 4th to the 14th of July. It features over 500 works by established and … Read More