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Exclusive Christmas Short Story from Isabel Ashdown

My exclusive Christmas short story, Norwegian Fireflies, was published in last week’s Sunday Express. If you missed it and fancy a warm wintry tale set in the heart of Norway’s atmospheric forests and fjords, you can read the story here.

Red Magazine Best Crime and Thriller Novels

“Fiendishly clever”  – Red Magazine Best Crime & Thriller Novels this Autumn I’m over the moon to tell you that Lake Child has been listed in Red Magazine’s Top Ten Best Crime and Thriller Novels this autumn, alongside Ann Cleeves, Katherine Webb, Jessica Fellowes,…

Lake Child is Launched!

Lake Child is officially launched, and thanks to reader and reviewer support, it’s off to a flying start. Already it’s been listed in Red magazine’s ‘Best Crime & Thriller Novels this Autumn’, and has been spotted in Waterstones, Tesco stores and independent booksellers across…

Over 600 Five Star Reviews for Little Sister!

I’m pleased to say that my bestselling psychological thriller Little Sister is still going strong, with over 600 5* reviews across Goodreads and Amazon … and currently just 99p on Amazon Kindle and Kobo eBook.   If you enjoyed Little Sister, please do spread…

Writing Qs: How Do I Get An Agent?

Over the past decade, I’ve been a frequent speaker at book events and festivals, bringing me into contact with a great many readers, as well as writers in the early stages of their own careers.  Naturally, lots of ‘how to’ questions arise, and in…

LAKE CHILD – Cover Reveal!

Deceit, abduction, murder … How far would you go for your family? Out Autumn 2019 in Paperback, eBook and Audiobook Isabel’s recent novels Little Sister and Beautiful Liars both entered the Amazon bestseller charts within weeks of release, as readers new and old were gripped by her pacy,…

Writing Qs: What Are Words Worth?

Over the past decade, I’ve been a frequent speaker at book events and festivals, bringing me into contact with a great many readers, as well as writers in the early stages of their own careers.  Naturally, lots of ‘how to’ questions arise, and in…

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…