Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:13pm
I'm often asked how I research my crime novels and in particular the police procedure and crime scene investigation side of things. I'm not married to a police officer or a former police officer (although I am married to a former fire-fighter) so I don't have inside knowledge except when it comes to fires, burnt bodies and serious road and other incidents which fire fighters attend, and they can all be incorporated into a crime novel, which indeed I have done.
So where do I…Continue
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:30am
On Thursday 13 March I was welcomed by a very lively group of writers at the Chiltern Writers Group, Wendover, UK, where I was pleased to be able to pass on some tips and techniques on writing a novel.
My talk was on the perfect system for planning, researching, plotting and writing a novel. I covered from concept to completion using mind maps, plot lines; developing and keeping track of characters, and factoring in research.…
Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:53am
Over a hundred people packed the performance hall at Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire on Saturday 8 March for CSI Winchester to listen to me and my fellow crime author Natasha Cooper debate crime fiction and crime fact with crime experts from Hampshire Police, Jane Aston, Supervisor Fingerprint…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2014 at 11:03pm