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    Death in Dulwich – publication day

    September 7, 2017

    So yesterday was the official publication day for Death in Dulwich and, as well as a virtual Facebook party, I had a real life launch at the wonderful Village Books in the heart of Dulwich Village. I’ve been popping in to Village Books for years and have always loved its friendly, homey atmosphere and helpful, knowledgable staff, so I was really thrilled when Hazel, the owner, gave me the run of the place last night. What a honour! Having walked…

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  • Blog Writing

    Meet the Author: Katharine Johnson

    It’s lovely to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog today as part of my occasional Meet the Author series. Katharine is a journalist with a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things…

    August 27, 2017
  • Writing

    Pretty please!

    So you’ve just finished the last word of the last page of the last chapter of your book on your Kindle, and you’re about to press the off switch and settle back on your…

    August 2, 2017
  • Writing

    Death in Dulwich

    I’m really excited to say that my new novel, Death in Dulwich, is coming out on 6th September, thanks to my lovely publishers Crooked Cat. Although it’s a whodunnit, Death in Dulwich is a…

    May 17, 2017
  • Writing

    Death in Dulwich

      I’m very thrilled to say that I’ve found a really lovely home for my new book, a whodunnit – it’s being brought out later this year by Crooked Cat Books. They’re a great independent…

    February 8, 2017
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    I love Tara’s gallery but I can’t often enter. My pictures are always rubbish, you see, and I never put photos of my children on my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great when…

    September 22, 2010
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    Dreams can come true

    I’ve been blowing my own trumpet so much of late that I am in real danger of blistering my perfect pout. But, in the absence of a team of cheerleaders on my benches, I…

    March 29, 2010
  • Blog Sponsored Writing

    Film screening

    Sponsored post Hello my dears, I thought you all deserved a lovely treat, after all my shocking boasting over the last few days (in case you’ve managed to escape it, my book is coming…

    March 12, 2010
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    Book coming out on Friday!

    OMG! I know I slightly overuse those three little letters, but this is definitely an OMG moment. My book is coming out on Friday! I had been vaguely thinking about contacting my darling agent…

    March 8, 2010
  • Blog Writing

    Writer’s Block

    You know you have writer’s block when: 1. You do little sums in your head to work out how many words you’ve already written and how many you still have to go before you…

    October 6, 2009