Tuesday, 19 May 2015

#killerwomenlaunch Press Coverage

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Thank you to everyone who came along to our Killer Women press launch in London last week. Here's a round-up of articles in the national and trade press, women's magazine Red and our favourite blogs, both here in the UK and around the world.

Articles in the national and trade press and women's magazine Red:
The Independent: The female crime novelists transforming how the publishing industry works
The Guardian: Crime writers strike back
The Bookseller: Women crime writers form a gang
Red Magazine: Why are women so obsessed with crime fiction?

Killer Women launch reports:
Crime Files (UK)
Crime Thriller Girl (UK)
Crimespree (US) 
Booksellerandpublisher (Australia)
CrimeZone (The Netherlands)
Liz Loves Books (UK)
Novel Heights (UK)
Shots Magazine (UK)

To celebrate the launch, we're giving away a bundle of signed books. Go here for a chance to win: http://www.killerwomen.org/giveaways/launch/

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PRESS RELEASE: http://www.killerwomen.org/news/launch-press-release/

Friday, 15 May 2015

Meet @KillerWomenOrg Today @CrimeFest #CrimeFest

I'm a founder member of Killer Women, a new collective of fifteen crime fiction writers representing many sub-genres of crime writing from psychological thrillers to procedurals, comic crime, political thrillers and more.

Individually we are: Jane Casey, Tamar Cohen, Helen Giltrow, Paula Hawkins, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Anya Lipska, Colette McBeth, M J McGrath, K T Medina, Louise Millar, Kate Rhodes, Helen Smith, Louise Voss and Laura Wilson.

We launched this week with events at The Trouble Club in London and CrimeFest in Bristol and our press launch at The Collyer Bristow Gallery in London. There will be further events around the country and in the US later this year.

If you're at CrimeFest this week, you can meet some of us at 4.00 pm today (Friday) at our spotlight session.



If you can't make it to CrimeFest, please visit our website and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with news, events and giveaways. If you're on Twitter, please join us there, too: @killerwomenorg

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Killer Women Launch #killerwomenlaunch


I'm delighted to be a member of Killer Women, a new London-based crime fiction collective that launched last night, with press coverage in The Independent and the Guardian.


Killer Women is a group of 15 established, London-based female crime writers co-founded by Melanie McGrath and Louise Millar representing many sub-genres of crime writing from psychological thrillers to procedurals, comic crime, political thrillers and more.

Individually we are: Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Helen Giltrow, Paula Hawkins, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Anya Lipska, Colette McBeth, Melanie McGrath, Kate Medina, Louise Millar, Kate Rhodes, Helen Smith, Louise Voss and Laura Wilson.

Killer Women began as a salon but we have now grown in ambition and scope. We’re still small in number and plan to stay that way for now. By pooling our talent, energy and creativity we plan to use the group to help build on the brilliant work already being done by our publicists and publishers and respond to the ways the relationship between authors and readers is changing.

As individuals we really value the expertise and energy of our respective editors, publicists and publishers and as well as continuing to enthusiastically market our books as individuals, we are looking forward to exploring the ways in which, as a group, we can also broaden our reach to bookshops, festivals, events organisers, libraries, bookgroups, media outlets and bloggers.

What we offer

• Bespoke, ticketed events for festivals, libraries, bookshops and other venues, that deliver more than the usual writer-in-a-room. We will add value and experiential richness to your events. We can curate a Killer Women recommends table or shelf in your bookshop or at your event to complement the event itself. Examples:
• Deadlier than the Male debate: what is the truth about women and violence?
• Interviews between crime writers and top forensic psychiatrists, police officers and other criminal justice professionals
• How to Solve a Real-Life Murder: taking a real life murder case and unpicking the investigation
• Balloon debates and quizzes

➢ Killer Women masterclasses and workshops. Between us we have years of experience teaching in universities, festivals and libraries as well as running Arvon and Guardian Masterclasses. We can provide a stand alone course or a masterclass or workshop to run before an event.
➢ Killer Women salons and cocktail parties where readers can socialize with crime writers and sample our unique Killer Women cocktail.
➢ Resource for media and bloggers providing quotations, features, listicals and book recommendations.

For more information visit our website at www.killerwomen.org or email us at info@killerwomen.org. To keep up to date with Killer Women events please follow us on twitter @KillerWomenOrg and sign up on our website to our newsletter.

Please note: if you wish to arrange an event or interview with an individual author please contact their publicist in the usual way. Details of individual authors’ publishers and publicists can be found at www.killerwomen.org or on the authors’ and publishers’ own websites.