I’m excited to announce the dates for the virtual book tour for The American Girl. See the banner above for the where and when of upcoming reviews of my new novel coming from a range of amazing and talented reviewers.
An American exchange student wanders barefoot and bloodied from the woods near a small French town. But is she a victim… or a suspect? My second novel, The American Girl, is coming out this summer with William Morrow (US)/Killer Reads (an imprint of HarperCollins UK). The novel takes place in the sun-drenched world of a small French town called St Roch, replete with a cast of eccentric local […]
“A superb debut, an atmospheric and gripping mystery… bursting with the most beautiful and lyrical prose.” K J Wignall, author of The Mercian Trilogy “Startlingly original…brilliantly weird and dark.” Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence To a tiny island in Orkney, peopled by a devout community of thirty, comes Victor Frankenstein, driven there by a Devil’s bargain: to make […]
Many thanks to editor Finn Jackson for asking me to write a feature article for the latest issue of Cake Magazine. When she wrote to me to say that the subject for Cake 7 was the body (human, animal, monster), “how we celebrate it, dissect it, wonder and rage at it”, I was intrigued straight away, but it was really her reminder of the […]
A collection of the winning stories from The Fine Line Short Story Prize, Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky and Other Tales is now available from Amazon, who describe it as follows: Some are tales of joy and others woe; some tell of destructive lust and others slow-blooming love. They are lavish, restrained, fantastical and beguilingly everyday, drawing the reader into […]
I had a great time reading at the Derwent Poetry Festival 2011 and met lots of lovely people. Now I’m happy to see that the Bliss Anthology is available to buy. Like all Templar’s publications this anthology is beautifully printed and produced and has loads of great writing in it. The other collections that were on sale at the festival […]
My short story ‘Jungle Boogie’ was originally published in the Pulp Ink Anthology, which you can buy as an ebook on amazon. It will now be republished in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9, which Amazon describes as follows: The must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan – the year’s top new British short stories selected by […]
I’m delighted to hear that my poems have been shortlisted for the Ravenglass Poetry Press Competition. A group of my poems will be included in the forthcoming Ravenglass Anthology. It’s available from Amazon and includes some work by poets I really admire. I felt very pleased to be included in it. Here’s one of the poems that you can find in it: […]