Here is a round up of the highlights of 2013, videos and photo slide show to come in following blogs.
My thanks to all my readers, my publishers, to the libraries and organisations who have hosted my talks, to the audiences who came to listen to me, to the press, radio presenters and their listeners, bloggers and their readers and to my family, friends and everyone who has supported me throughout 2013 and an special thanks to the hunky DI Andy Horton!
Wishing you all a very…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 24, 2013 at 11:12pm — No Comments
A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments
A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Andy Horton series has been published in paperback and as an unabridged audio book. Already available in hardcover and as an e book, published by Severn House, it has been released as an unabridged audio book by Isis publishing, read by Gordon Griffin who also reads the others in the DI Horton series. Published in the UK, Commonwealth and America,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 15, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a series, as I do with the DI Andy Horton novels, are a tricky thing. There is ‘real time’ and there is ‘fictional time’.
In ‘real time’ I write two DI Horton novels a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the current novels are set over a period of sixteen months, which means there are an awful lot of murders in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, making it…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 12, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Over 130 people gathered at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on a blustery day, punctuated by the occasional shower, on Saturday 2 November to listen to two panels of crime authors, crime experts and police debate crime fiction and crime fact. It was great to see so many people there and to welcome back those who had attended the previous CSI Portsmouth events.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 6, 2013 at 12:34am — No Comments
The final talk of my mini book tour of South Wales on the 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, was at Neath Library.
The town of Neath is situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot located on the River Neath. It was a market town that expanded with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century with the new manufacturing industries of iron, steel and tinplate. But just as with the other…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on October 18, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
The second day of my mini book tour of South Wales on 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, started with a coffee and a lovely walk along the delightful seafront in Porthcawl (town by the sea) where I picked up some amusing and interesting ideas for characters and…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on October 16, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Review of Light of the World by James Lee Burke. A violent picture of evil. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com
Death Surge, the tenth in the mystery crime series, featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, is published by Severn House in the UK and Commonwealth. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2014 when it will also be released as an e book and available on all devices including Kindle, Kobo and Nook.
The DI Andy Horton series has received good reviews both in the UK and the USA where they have been hailed as 'multilayered, twisted and complex,' and likened to the…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on September 4, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Writing a crime series and keeping each novel fresh is always a challenge for crime writers. There are now nine in the DI Andy Horton series and number ten, Death Surge, is being published by Severn House in September 2013 in the UK and on 1 January 2014 in the USA. So DI Horton has come a long way since first appearing in Tide of Death in 2006.
So how does a writer keep the series fresh and the central character of interest to readers?
Readers buy my books…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on August 27, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
Commentary on the late Elmore Leonard and his work in the Crime fiction genre. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com
Added by William Wilde on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I'm often asked if I have a writing routine. There are writers who write the same time every day come what may; others who will write a certain number of words every day and when they've done their quota, they'll knock off. Me? I have no real set routine but I do like to write every day, speaking engagements permitting.
Some days when the words flow or I am at a…
Added by Pauline Rowson on August 8, 2013 at 3:02am — No Comments
It is often difficult to find a new author and one whose novels you think you might enjoy but libraries are a great place for dipping your toe in the water, or rather for letting your fingers do the choosing and there is also a handy little book that can help with that. I came across this when I was appearing at Chichester Library recently with fellow crime…Continue
Over a hundred people turned out on a hot July afternoon to listen to me talking about murder, mystery and mayhem. I was honoured and delighted to entertain Hamble Valley U3A with a talk about crime writing and my crime novels.
The audience were very friendly and it was good to meet some DI Andy Horton fans and introduce my crime novels to some new readers.
U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 12, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments
I've uploaded a new video here to my You Tube Channel. In this video interview I'm talking to Tony Smith about bringing in the baddie.
It's also featured on my publisher's website.
There are lots more interviews on my …Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 6, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments
CrimeFest 13 was buzzing. It was great to catch up with some of my fellow crime writers, meet lots of lovely crime fiction fans and meet up with my publisher, Severn House.
The panel session on Friday morning was well received by a lively audience and my In the Spotlight Session later the same morning where I talked about "The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel" was standing room only.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on June 4, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments
I'll be taking part at CrimeFest 2013 this weekend where I'll be on a panel on Friday 31 May and will also be talking to the audience about The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel.
My panel appearance is entitled: Evening All: A Policeman Calls. It takes place between 10:10 - 11:00am on Friday 31 May when I'll be appearing with fellow crime authors Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis, J.C. Martin and Kerry Wilkinson.
I'll also be conducting an In The Spotlight session…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 31, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments
Undercurrent has been published in the UK, Commonwealth and USA and has also been released as an e book. The ninth in the DI Andy Horton series set on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight has received reviews from top USA book magazines, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 17, 2013 at 6:44pm — No Comments
Isis Publishing, the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books, has bought the rights to three more crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton.
Isis has already published four unabridged audio books in the DI Horton mystery crime series: Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man’s Wharf and Blood on the Sand which are published in…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 10, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments
I'm primarily an author, but I enjoy working in business, too. My husband and I buy closeouts from major U.S. manufacturers and resell them to discount stores. When the dollar stores gained popularity years back, U.S. manufacturers couldn’t compete with the off-brand imitations being sold for a…Continue
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