Souls Wax Fair, an excerpt from the Me Too literary thriller
Two Years On
It is here I need to give a shout-out to the book bloggers who did not flounder like I did.
World Book Day 2022
Speaking of music…
Belfast Red and Noir
As an author I wear a few hats. In my short stories I write what people would call ‘literary fiction’, I write poetry, and I am also a ‘genre’ writer of a female-led detective series. My debut novel, The Bones of It, could have equally sat on a literary or crime shelf. In the end it [...]
Summer Writing. Or Not…
Here's to adding another book to the Belfast Noir library!
The Happy Author
The imminent release of Everybody’s Happy – book no. 6 – feels like a birthday present to my writing journey.
Q&A with Author Ellie Rose McKee
Ellie Rose McKee's debut novel Full Term is out today, and to coincide Ellie kindly allowed me to ask her a few questions about the book, and her writing in general.
World Book Day
However, one positive of this latest lockdown, is that we were reminded of our book.
Like in the other lockdowns/circuit breakers, every day has its good points and its not so good, but I am getting through it by being productive.
End of 2020
Warning: this blog post is negative as hell.
Crime Novel Title Generator
I consulted a few book title generators. It inspired me to make up my own.
Check out the book trailer for Problems with Girls to get a flavour of the book.
Underneath the Tree
A Christmas anthology of short stories from Northern Irish writers launching November 4
We are finding different ways to connect with other readers and writers, and talk about books.
Nanowrimo(ish) Tips for that First Novel Draft
I love to hear writers talking about their own individual process. Especially back when I started out; I could identify what would work for me and know what wouldn’t. One such process that I first tried in 2013 was Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month, set every November) and, as I have said in many articles, [...]
Darkly Revisiting Dexter
Dexter Morgan is the perfect anti-hero, taught by his cop father how to use his 'dark passenger' for good.
Yes, I went for a title with the word 'girls' in it. But you'll see why as you read the book.
Where are the Women?
What is clear is that there is a blind spot.
Hope during Lockdown
I am co-editing a Christmas anthology with Claire Savage. Submissions are now open for writers living in Northern Ireland, and we want to cover genres...
Launch in the Time of Corona
There has never been a better time to lose ourselves in stories. For escapism, for our sanity.
The Writing Dream(s)
I learned a lot about the lit business, but now I am trying to unlearn it all.
Ten True Crime Documentaries You Should Watch
Like reading crime fiction, we can learn about the dark side of humanity from a safe distance.
Exciting projects are in the pipeline for 2020.
What is a writer without her letters?
The Sleeping Season – Book News!
She is the character I know the best out of all my imaginary friends. I've known Harry for years now. Almost 6, in fact!