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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… Continue Reading “Writing Qs: How Do I Get An Agent?”

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,… Continue Reading “LAKE CHILD – Cover Reveal!”

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… Continue Reading “Writing Qs: What Are Words Worth?”

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… Continue Reading “Writing on location … in Norway”

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… Continue Reading “How I Write: The Bestseller Experiment”

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… Continue Reading “Locations in Beautiful Liars”

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.… Continue Reading “Teen Perspectives in Fiction”

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… Continue Reading “February Newsletter Now Live!”

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… Continue Reading “Writers and their Teenage Jobs”

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… Continue Reading “Trapeze Snaps Up ‘Jawdropping’ Thriller from Ashdown”