Editing, Advice and Mentoring

As I mentioned in my last post, today’s the day when I launch my new advice, editing and mentoring service for authors which I’ll be running alongside my own writing. So, what am I offering? Firstly, like all freelance editors, I’m offering a whole book appraisal. I’ll read your book with an editor’s eye and […]

A New Venture

When I started writing novels, back in the early ‘nineties, I had no obvious path to publication beyond raw ambition. I had no contacts in the industry, there was no NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and the only creative writing MA in the country was the University of East Anglia’s very exclusive offering (no genre […]

The Wizards of Cwrt Y Cadno

To celebrate the launch of Not One Of Us this month, Historia magazine asked me to write an article and I chose to focus on John and Henry Harries, the wizards of Cwrt Y Cadno, on whom I based a character in the novel. If you’d like to read it, just click here.

Not One Of Us

The fourth in the Teifi Valley Coroner series is now available to pre-order in paperback from your local independent bookshop or Bookshop.org! Just to whet your appetite, here’s a longer version of the blurb you’ll see if you go through Bookshop.org: ‘Harry Probert-Lloyd, is struggling. With the blindness that drove him home from London, with […]

Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Festival

Crime Cymru will be putting on Wales’s first international crime fiction festival – Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Festival – next year in Aberystwyth but before that we’re running a free online festival this year. between April 26th and May 3rd. You can find our whole, exciting programme on the website here. Our guests include household names […]

Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Festival

HUGE NEWS! At Crime Cymru’s online festival next month, I’ll be appearing with some of my favourite authors including MW Craven, Mari Hannah, Emma Kavanagh, Imran Mahmood and Queen of Icelandic crime herself, Yrsa Sigurđardottir!! As regular readers of this page will know, as co-chair of Welsh writers’ collecteive Crime Cymru, I’m part of the […]

Where I Write

Before we moved  to our current house seven years ago, I was a peripatetic writer, alighting here and there in our house wherever it seemed warmest. That mostly ended up being in the kitchen which meant that I couldn’t leave my notes and research lying about but had to clear it all away before the […]

Online Launch

On the 23rd of September, I’ll finally be launching the paperback version of Those Who Know at an online event hosted by the UK’s Independent Bookshop of the Year 2020, Book-ish in Crickhowell. Bookish have asked book blogger Amy Williams, who blogs at Tomes with Tea, to interview me at the launch and Amy and […]

#IndieBookshopWeek

Hi everbody! Hope you’re all well and not to stir-crazy yet? Did you know that this week – starting today, Saturday 20th June – is Independent Bookshop Week? It feels odd not to be doing anything to celebrate the work of booksellers in the real world – before ‘all this’ I had bookshop events planned […]

Backwards and forwards

Hi everybody – I hope you and yours are all well and safe? Well, what a difference a year makes… This time last year I was in the middle of #IndyBookTourCymru19 – my tour of Welsh independent bookshops to launch In Two Minds. On the 17th of May, I’d just been part of a Crime […]