Souls Wax Fair, an excerpt from the Me Too literary thriller
It is here I need to give a shout-out to the book bloggers who did not flounder like I did.
Speaking of music…
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 [...]
Here's to adding another book to the Belfast Noir library!
The imminent release of Everybody’s Happy – book no. 6 – feels like a birthday present to my writing journey.
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.
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.
Warning: this blog post is negative as hell.
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.
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.
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, [...]
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.
What is clear is that there is a blind spot.
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...
There has never been a better time to lose ourselves in stories. For escapism, for our sanity.
I learned a lot about the lit business, but now I am trying to unlearn it all.
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?
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!