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, yummie Victoria sponge cake and tea served from teapots in real china cups with saucers - how civilised is that!
I talked for about forty five minutes giving the audience the low down on how I plot my crime novels, how I create characters, where I get my ideas from and how I develop these ideas into crime novels of approximately eighty thousand words.
Questions covered included: how do I choose names for my characters? How do I come up with a title for my crime novels? What inspired me to become a writer and more. (Full links to these articles on my website blog)
After this and over the splendid and sumptuous tea I signed plenty of books for the avid group of readers.
My thanks to Helen Snow and the volunteers and audience at Sandhurst Library for making my final talk of 2013 such a memorable one.