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Dangerous to Know launched

I’ve now been away for nearly six weeks–we started in London with my husband’s book launch for The Best of Adam Sharp (required trivia knowledge in honour of the book’s hero…not my strength, though the young people on the table … Continue reading

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When Love is a Killer

Earlier this week a major newspaper headlined how husbands were more dangerous than terrorists. Given Russia has just essentially legalized domestic violence and the prevalence of gun related deaths in DV in the USA, love being a killer isn’t just … Continue reading

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Mystery Thriller Week Feb 12th-22nd

Put this is your diaries! https://mysterythrillerweek.com/contests-and-entertainment/ Is Love a Killer? February 14th midday-1pm EST (New York) Time Anne Buist, author of Medea’s Curse and Dangerous to Know, and Forensic Psychiatrist will talk about what happens when love goes wrong…how better to … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival and Launching Your Book in the UK

  Perhaps it is because I am old enough to remember an Australian society steeped in British tradition (we sang God Save the Queen at school) or because my heritage is from one English grandparent (Whitby) and two Scottish grandparents … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Letting Your Work Marinate: and How to Assess Better Books Before You Buy

Every first draft is s*t said Hemingway. Donna Tartt, speaking about her Pulitzer prize winning The Goldfinch believed that the years it was in the making added to the layers and complexity. While The Goldfinch was not one of my … Continue reading

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Finding “Place”

Place. Where your story is set. How important is this? First there is the planning. Why are you setting your story in your chosen venue? It may be because you know it – and certainly if you want to create vivid … Continue reading

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Getting “Voice”

When I am engrossed in a crime novel/thriller it is usually the story that is making me turn the pages; there are exceptions, when the prose in beautiful and the characters are intriguing enough to make me want to keep … Continue reading

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