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 […]

A Year On…

What a difference a year makes. Last year, I went to Crickhowell Literary Festival to hear one of my favourite crime writers, Matthew (MR) Hall interview Matt Johnson, a crime author I’d only previously known as a speaker at the Bristol Crimefest. This year, I’m going to be interviewed by Matthew Hall myself, as part […]