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April’s Book Giveaway

For news, special content and giveaways, you’re warmly invited to join my free Readers’ Book Club! Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw, and this month one lucky reader will receive a signed copy of The Girl Next Door, the…

Creative Thursday Line Up Announced

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2019 – Creative Thursday I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be returning to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this year, teaming up with award-winning crime writer Kate Rhodes to run the JUST BLOODY WRITE…

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…

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….

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…