Saturday, December 31, 2016

Second part of The Witch's List trilogy - on track for 2017! #thewitchslist #happyhogmanay

Happy to announce that I'm about half way through writing the second part in The Witch's Trilogy! The title is still top secret, but this photo gives a clue to where most of the action takes place.
Can you guess where it is?
Thanks to everyone who supported my first book, The Witch's List, in 2016 -  readers, reviewers, bloggers, event-organisers... Please keep up the good work in 2017 too!
Happy New Year 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Article in City Life Dundee magazine! #thewitchslist #FridayFeeling #FridayBlogs

The City Life Dundee magazine has just published an article about The Witch's List! I'm rubbing shoulders with the popular children's book The Fourth Bonniest Baby In Dundee by Michelle Sloan and Kasia Matyjaszek. See online version of the mag here:
Happy reading over the festive season, into the New Year, and beyond...

Monday, December 19, 2016

11th January 2017 - International Mystery Event In Paris! #thewitchslist #MondayBlogs

Really looking forward to being on the speakers' panel at this event in The American Library In Paris, 11th January 2017, 7.30 - 9 p.m. See their site for full details: 

Some great authors have presented their work there, including Sebastian Faulks, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Smiley, Jimmy Buffett, Emmanuel Carrère, Gary Shteyngart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jelani Cobb, Reza Aslan, Joshua Ferris, Adam Gopnik, David Sedaris, Michael Palin, Richard Ford, Joe Klein, and Paul Auster.

Hope to see you there!  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Love happens between two souls. #haidji

"Love does not choose belief, place, time, situations, or race. Love happens between two souls." Harables - Short Stories by Haidji.
Thanks very much to writer Haidji for sending me her book of insightful touching short stories.
And talking of love, if you love The Witch's List, you have till tomorrow to pick up a kindle version for just 99¢!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review Of Black Widow by Christopher Brookmyre

I've read a couple of Christopher Brookmyre's earlier novels and found them to be great crime thrillers - tightly plotted with lots of twists and turns. For me Black Widow brings something new to the genre by really getting inside the heads of the three main protagonists: a top female surgeon, a disgraced investigative reporter and a female cop. The voice of Diana Jager, the female surgeon suspected of murdering her husband, is particularly enthralling.
Overall a great, suspenseful read with more twists and turns than a corkscrew!
Thank you to netgalley for providing me with a review copy.

Friday, December 2, 2016 Just picked up a copy of "S." by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst!

This book is beyond awesome! It's filled with maps, postcards, letters and cuttings, and has a conversation between two students written in the margins. Diving in to discover the mysteries of novel "Ship of Theseus", written by enigmatic author V. M. Straka...