Hard to believe we’re halfway through September already. It’s been an eventful year: I attended a party thrown by my wonderful publishers Canelo/Hera back in the summer, and it was good fun to meet fellow authors as well as meeting the people who help bring my books into the world. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to take any photos and as I had to catch the last train back to Hastings, I wasn’t able to stay for as long as I would have liked.
What else have I been up to? Well, I’ve just sent the final draft of book 6 in the Denning and Fisher series off to the publishers, and am awaiting the first lot of edits back. The book, titled Truth Lies Dying is coming out in both ebook and paperback on 23 November.
This means I can now get back to writing my first standalone novel, which has slightly been on the back burner for most of this year. It’s provisionally titled When Bad Things Happen and features a successful novelist called Emma Beresford who has been receiving anonymous death threats. Could this be the work of a deranged fan? A stalker? Or could it have something to do with evens in her past? Events she is determined to keep hidden, especially from a determined journalist who is eager to find the truth about Emma’s past…? No details yet as to the book’s publication, but I will keep everyone informed via my website.
I also have plans to write a cosy crime series featuring two amateur detectives who meet through their local book group…
More details to follow.