Current Release: Mayhem
Describe your current release in two sentences?
Mayhem is a dark supernatural thriller which blends real historical events with a fictional story. Set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper, Mayhem focusses on the investigation into the Thames Torso Murders which were occurring at the same time, are also unsolved, and are actually more gruesome in their nature.
What are you working on?
I'm working on a couple of TV projects and a Young Adult novel called The Death House. A cheerful title! It's a slightly dystopic and dark love story at heart.
Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?
So many people! My agent and my editors and copyeditors, and also lots of other author friends who've shared experiences and wisdom over the years. The writing community can be very supportive of each other. Now I try and help new writers where I can when they need advice.
Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?
I've really enjoyed meeting all the readers I've met, but a great moment was when an ex-student turned up at a book launch, and also a long lost cousin! I also have a reader called Pat who brought me (and still does!) cakes to events. People are always so kind.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
The same way as everyone else in the modern world -the Internet. Facebook and Twitter suck my time. Thank god I have a program called Freedom which switches off the Internet for set periods of time otherwise I'd never get anything done.
Thanks very much for having a peek into my world! After Mayhem the follow on will be Murder, coming out in the UK this May and the US January 2015.