Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Two British mysteries on offer in the Kindle store today

Invitation to Die and Beyond Belief are on offer in the Kindle store today.

Join amateur sleuth Emily Castles as she investigates a murder at a romance authors' conference in London... and a predicted murder in the English seaside town of Torquay!

Get Beyond Belief for only £1 from Amazon UK today.
Get Invitation to Die for only $1.99 from Amazon.com today.

With their eccentric cast of characters, these entertaining British mysteries will appeal to readers of M C Beaton and Alexander McCall Smith.

The Emily Castles Mysteries can be read in any order.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Agatha Christie Festival: Get Writing with the Sturdy Table Programme @AChristieFest

Want to get writing in September? Join The International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, Devon 11 - 20 September and find support and inspiration from their 'Sturdy Table' writers programme.

Agatha Christie said: “I never had a definite place which was my room, or where I retired specially to write… All I needed was a sturdy table and a typewriter. A marble-topped bedroom washstand table made a good place to write; the dining- room table between meals was also suitable.”

The Agatha Christie Festival creative writing strand includes a retreat offer in the Imperial Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote, a wide range of expert led workshops and free to access to a network of 'Sturdy Tables' in inspiring places on which to put your notebook or laptop.

The free ‘Sturdy Table’ writing spots can be found in a beach hut, a solicitors' office, an art deco library, a traditional seaside cafĂ©, an art gallery, a museum, a hotel lounge, a medieval garden, a boat house on the River Dart…. Writers using these spots are invited to post ‘selfies’ and short scribblings on the festival's Facebook and Twitter sites

I will be appearing at the Agatha Christie Festival on Saturday 19th September.

Join Rebecca Chance, Alison Joseph, Louise Voss and me for Following in Her Footsteps with the Killer Women at 11.00 am at Torre Abbey.

Then at 4.30pm , Louise and I will be talking about the BritCrime Festival and sharing plans for our Christmas Party. Join us!

Wondering whether contemporary British crime writers need more than a sturdy table to write? See the BritCrimeDen photo albumon Facebook for pictures of writing spaces of BritCrime authors and our friends, including Sophie Hannah.

Writing spaces of BritCrime authors and our friends. Tweet @BritCrime with #BritCrimeDen to see your picture here.
Posted by BritCrime Authors on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Inventive and responsive: Online crime fiction festival #BritCrime

There's a nice mention in The Bookseller for BritCrime, the online crime fiction festival I organised in July.

BritCrime was set up with the intention of allowing authors to connect with readers around the world online without disrupting our writing time.

Our first festival was such a great success that I will be organising a Christmas Party in December and another festival next summer. To make sure you don't miss out, please join our newsletter.

The Bookseller is the UK's book trade magazine. You can read the article here.

For more information about BritCrime you can email me info[@]britcrime dot com.

More about the BritCrime Festival here:
BritCrime website
Rocking Self Publishing: Disruption and the BritCrime Festival
The Joined Up Writing Podcast: BritCrime Festival Preview