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Celebrating the Nation’s Libraries

This week I’ve been working with West Sussex Libraries, meeting members of Bognor Regis reading groups, and chatting with the team at Pageturners – all in celebration of Libraries Week. If you’re looking for a reading group to join, contact your local library for…

Writing on location … in Norway

Location is an essential anchor within any story, and it’s an element I frequently return to when I’m invited to host creative writing workshops at universities and festivals.  Indeed, later this week I’ll be at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, running a ‘Creative…

How I Write: The Bestseller Experiment

This week I had the great pleasure of chatting with writer and podcaster extraordinaire Mark Stay on The Bestseller Experiment, as he asked me questions about getting published, my writing processes, and how I set about plotting the many twists and turns in my…

Locations in Beautiful Liars

This week the Beautiful Liars Blog Tour continued as I talked to The Quiet Knitter about some of the locations in the book, and shared a couple of exclusive short previews: ‘As a novelist, I’m constantly discovering new things about myself and the way…

Teen Perspectives in Fiction

This week the Beautiful Liars Blog Tour kicked off in the run-up to eBook release on 19th April!  On Wednesday I chatted to Karen at My Reading Corner about the theme of adolescence in my writing, and shared some of my own reading recommendations….

Join my book club and win prizes!

Subscribe to my quarterly newsletter, and be in with a chance to win a book prize every month!  The prizes are donated by Trapeze and Orion Publishing, and range from latest blockbusters to unreleased new discoveries.  Sign up here to enter (and to receive…

Little Sister in 99p Kindle Spring Sale

Little Sister is currently in the 99p Kindle Spring Sale … so if you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance to pick it up for less than the cost of a cuppa! And if you’d like to keep up with all my other…

February Newsletter Now Live!

My February Newsletter is now live, with details of giveaways, eBook price drops and an exclusive 3-chapter sample of Beautiful Liars! In other news, Little Sister has now released in Poland, with other countries to follow over the coming weeks and months.  It’s fascinating…

Beautiful Liars: £1.99 eBook Pre-order Offer

It’s less than three months until my new thriller Beautiful Liars releases on eBook – and right now you can pre-order your copy for just £1.99 … Eighteen years ago Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath.  The next…

Writers and their Teenage Jobs

Collected is a weekly series of articles from Royal Literary Fund writers, and this week’s feature is from me. A few weeks ago, I sent out the question: Writers! What was your best and worst casual job as a teenager?  The responses were fascinating…

Trapeze Snaps Up ‘Jawdropping’ Thriller from Ashdown

I’m over the moon to share the news that I’ll be working on two new thrillers with the team at Trapeze and Orion Publishing – the first being LAKE CHILD, described by editorial director Sam Eades as ‘Flowers in the Attic meets BBC’s The…

The Royal Literary Fund supporting writers and writing since 1790

This month I am delighted and honoured to take up my new post as Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellow at the University of Chichester, where I will be resident two days a week to offer writing support to all students. The RLF has been…