Pauline Rowson's Blog – December 2010 Archive (4)

A special evening presenting prizes to short story competition winners on the Isle of Wight, UK

Over seventy people attended the prize giving ceremony last night of the Wight Fair Writers Circle, Winter Short Story Writing Competition in Newport on the Isle of Wight.


I was very honoured to be asked to  give a short talk at this wonderful event and to present the prizes to the adult category of the competition at the Castlehold Baptist Church and new reception rooms in Newport.

I'm very grateful to Wightlink who generously sponsored my ferry trip across to the Isle of…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 23, 2010 at 2:59am — No Comments

Felt like I was in Brigadoon on Tuesday night, but without the kilts, the singing and the dancing

On Tuesday night I went to Brigadoon.  OK, not really but it felt like it. I gave a talk to the Women's Institute in the small picturesque Wiltshire village of Broad Chalke.  It had a kind of lost village feel about it tucked away down a narrow winding English country lane that gave me a sense of being in Brigadoon, (for those not familiar with it Brigadoon is a film about a lost village in Scotland which only appears once in every hundred years for one day, starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 18, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Morse has Oxford, Rebus Edinburgh, Andy Horton has the Solent

Many of you know that I draw my inspiration and ideas from the area in which I live and where my DI Andy Horton crime novelsand thriller novelsare set: Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and generally the Solent area on the South Coast of England.

My marine mystery country is a vibrant area full of contrasts and contradictions, which…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 13, 2010 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Researching the crime novel and the importance of location

I've just uploaded a new video interview. In this short video I am in conversation with Tony Smith, talking about my marine mystery police procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged Inspector Andy Horton and my thrillers. How I research them and I'm also talking about the importance of their location, which is Portsmouth…


Added by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2010 at 11:19pm — No Comments

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