A fresh approach to crime fiction

Talking books

For those who’ve kindly told me how much they’re looking forward to the next Kent Fisher mystery, I’ve been busy writing the first draft of No Bodies, which is now 80% complete. Once finished, it will need editing, revising and rewriting. All I can say for the moment is


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I became quite emotional at one point as I wrote a scene on Friday morning. While I often chuckle at some of my witty one-liners, occasionally bursting into a fit of laughter, I’ve rarely been moved to tears while writing.

Does this happen to other authors?

Promoting myself and my work can be just as emotional, though it’s usually frustration that drives me to tears as I wrestle with Twitter, Facebook and Linked In. Luckily, I have an ally in Jim,
Communications Officer at Wealden District Council where I spent most of my working life. He’s helping with some joint promotion for Wealden and me in the local media.

Almost immediately, I was offered an interview on local radio station, Uckfield FM. Those of you who have read No Accident will know that Kent’s friend, Mike Turner, runs his burger van on the Uckfield bypass, which is a couple of miles from Tombstone Adventure Park, where most of the action takes place.

I’ve also arranged my first two talks as an author

The Hawthorns
, 4 Carew Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2BF, at 3.30pm on Friday, 26th. Please visit the Hawthorn’s Facebook page or my Author Page for more details.


AnderidaAnderida Writers, West Rocks Hotel, 46 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 4DL, at 7.30pm on 13th (Guests are welcome, subject to a small charge. Details on Anderida’s website.)

I hope to provide exclusive details and photos from these events in the September issue of my monthly email newsletter, The Tollingdon Tribune. If you wish to subscribe, please use the form below. (You should know that I will never share your details with anyone or send you anything other than the monthly newsletter).

Unless next time …

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