Pauline Rowson's Blog – December 2011 Archive (6)

A year in the life of a crime writer, Pauline Rowson looks back over 2011

With the New Year almost upon us it's that time of year to take a look back over the events of 2011, and for me it's been a busy and productive year. 



Here are some of the highlights of 2011.



January saw the launch of the second Crime Writers’ Association Young Crime Writers Competition 2011. I was the judge of the South Coast entries with the winner going forward for the National prize which was announced during National Crime Writing Week 13 - 19 June. …

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 29, 2011 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Photographs form the Julian Clegg Christmas Party BBC Radio Solent with crime author Pauline Rowson

The Julian Clegg Christmas Party on BBC Radio Solent Friday 23 December was a big hit. Here are some photographs from the event.

Having a laugh and getting ready to go on air with Julian Clegg and his wonderful production team…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 24, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments

Crime author Pauline Rowson Presents Certificates to Winners of the Wight Fair Writers Circle Winter Short Story Competition

Had a great time presenting certificates and prizes to the adult winners of the Wight Fair Writers Circle Winter Short Story Competition at an Awards Ceremony held at Newport Minster on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday 20 December.

The event was organised by the Wight Fair Writers Circle and by fellow crime authors Bob and Carol Bridgestock.

Pauline Rowson presenting…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 21, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Crime author Pauline Rowson to present prizes to the winners of the Wight Fair Writers Circle for their Winter Short Story Writing Competition

I will be presenting prizes and certificates to the winners and runners up of the Wight Fair Writers Circle for their Winter Short Story Writing Competition at an awards ceremony on the Isle of Wight on 20 December.

This is the second year I have been asked to present the prizes and I'm looking forward to it.The ceremony is being held at Newport Minister. There are some great prizes on offer as well as the winners being published in the County Press and interviewed on…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 19, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Good reviews for Rowson's DI Horton Crime Novel, Dead Man's Wharf, from down under

It's always nice to get good reviews particularly if they come from readers, and to know that they are enjoying your novels, so I was pleased to receive two new book reviews from Australia, for Dead Man's Wharf the fourth in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels.



"Pauline Rowson has the ability to make you want to keep reading, to find out the answers to the growing pile of questions. Those…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 13, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Crime author Pauline Rowson on choosing the right titles for crime novels

How do you come up with titles for your crime novels? 





Dead Man's Wharf by Pauline Rowson With great difficulty or considerable ease is the answer. Some titles can come instantly, almost the moment the novel hits the page (or rather the computer screen) Dead Man's Wharf was one such case. Others are like pregnancy, taking months to develop and even when the novel is…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 7, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments

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