Pauline Rowson's Blog – June 2011 Archive (11)

Delighted to see that Ed McBain's novels are to be reprinted and proud that USA reviews have compared my writing to McBain's

The news that Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles written by the late crime author Ed McBain has sent ripples of alarm throughout the publishing world as the retailer encroaches ever deeper into publishing, but it has no doubt delighted McBain fans.  I also read the news with a personal interest because my marine mystery police procedural crime novels featuring…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 29, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Delighted to see a whole bookstore panel of my crime novels displayed in Waterstone's UK

I dropped into Waterstone's in Newport on the Isle of Wight last week and was delighted to see Paul Armfield, the manager, who showed me the huge display of my crime novels in the store. 







I saw the shelf… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 27, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Presenting prizes and certificates to the Crime and Intrigue Short Story Competition winners on the Isle of Wight, UK

On Monday 20 June I was privileged to present the prizes to the winners of the Crime and Intrigue Short Story Competition organised by the Wight Fair Writers Circle. …





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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 24, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Editing is an essential part of writing a good crime novel - Pauline Rowson tells students on the crime writing workshop

Editing is an essential part of writing a good novel, a point that I hammered home on the Crime Writing Workshop I ran last Saturday. It is a critical requirement to getting published by a publishing house and is even more important if self-publishing. 


Editing is an important part of an author's job. The first draft is just that, simply a first draft and many new writers make the mistake of  thinking that they have completed their…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 23, 2011 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

A busy day ahead, appearing on the Alex Dyke Show BBC Radio Solent 12.00-13.00 then presenting prizes to winners of a crime short story competition

This morning I am appearing on the Alex Dyke Show on BBC Radio Solent on his Big Hour slot between 12.00 and 13.00. I'll be chatting to Alex about my DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers set in the Solent area and Portsmouth. You can listen live… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 20, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson appearing on the Alex Dyke Show BBC Radio Solent on the Big Hour 20 June

On 20 June I'll be appearing on the Alex Dyke Show on BBC Radio Solent on his Big Hour interview slot between 12.00 and 13.00.  I'll be chatting to Alex about my DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers set in the Solent area and Portsmouth.  You…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 16, 2011 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Crime author, Pauline Rowson celebrates the crime genre for National Crime Writing Week

National Crime Writing Week kicks off today in the UK and runs until June 19, 2011. This  doesn't mean that everyone should start writing crime fiction and neither does it mean that us crime writers will be furiously scribbling away during the week to meet some magical target, or because it's the only week of the year when we can write. No, the purpose of National Crime Writing Week is to celebrate the crime genre and to encourage those who wouldn't normally read a… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 13, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

National Crime Writing Week in the UK 13-19 June, lots of crime writing events around the country

The Crime Writers' Association (CWA), of which I am very proud to be a member, is celebrating crime writing with National Crime Writing Week between June 13 and 19, 2011.  There are lots of events going on around the UK with author talks, appearances, readings, book signings and workshops.



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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 10, 2011 at 3:02am — No Comments

Time frames in novels - real time and fictional time

Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a crime series, are a tricky thing.  There is 'real time' and then there is 'fictional time'.  In 'real time’ I write one DI Horton a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the novels are currently set over a period of a year.



Tide of Death,…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 6, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

How do you cope with book reviews?

Opinion is free, and part of being a published author is that you have to accept that some people will love your books, others will loathe them.  What one critic raves over another will slate.  Most authors dread reviews.  For nine months (and sometimes longer for some authors) you have poured your heart and soul into that creation.  You have invested a great deal of time and emotion in creating it and, as with a child, you want it to be well received in the world. When it isn't it can hurt.… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 3, 2011 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

A Killing Coast, number 7 in the DI Andy Horton series of British Police Procedural Crime Novels, to be published in 2012

I'm delighted to say that publication of the seventh in the DI Andy Horton crime series, A Killing Coast is scheduled for 2012. If I hear any different from my publisher, Severn House, I will obviously let you know.



Before then though there is still a lot to come in…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 2, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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