To celebrate the publication of the second novel in the Teifi Valley Coroner series – In Two Minds – in May and to contribute a bit of a Welsh flavour to National Crime Reading Month (you did know that May is National Crime Reading Month, right?)  I  am proposing a tour of  every independent bookshop […]

Sexy or Not?

This is a piece I wrote as a guest post for Linda Green’s book blog, Books of All Kinds, during the pubication blog tour for None So Blind. If you’d like to see the original post, including her review of None So Blind, you can find it here. Prior to writing None So Blind I […]

The Lovely Llangwm Literary Festival

If you’ve come to this blog via the front page of my website, you’ll know that I was recently a guest at Llangwm Literary Festival. For those of you not familiar with the geography of West Wales, Llangwm is on the beautiful Cleddau estuary in Pembrokeshire.       It’s a small town. Probably smaller […]

Busy, busy, busy

Apologies for the lack of blog posts – my original intention was to copy, here, all the posts I put up on my Facebook Author page (Alis Hawkins Author) but, for one reason and another that just hasn’t been happening. I need to do better, so this is my mid-year resolution – update blog regularly. […]

Summing it all up…

After all the excitement of getting a new publishing deal, the nitty-gritty of working with a new team to get the second iteration of None So Blind out there has begun. When you sign on with any publisher (The Dome Press is my third) the marketing department will send you a questionnaire all about you, […]

Rural crime

At the recent Crickhowell Literary Festival where I was lucky enough to be on a panel of Crime Cymru authors, our interviewer, Matthew Hall (who writes as MR Hall) asked an interesting question. Is crime fiction essentially something that has sprung out of the chaos of the urban environment? And, if so, is that a […]