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Interviews

My interview with Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlett interviewed me for her blog, and we discuss how I structure my writing and whether I’m a plotter or a pantser. We also talk about the signing of my recent contract with Bloodhound Books and my plans for 2017.

Published Monday March 20, 2017. Click here to read the full interview.

My interview with Amy C Fitzjohn

Amy C Fitzjohn

Amy Fitzjohn interviewed me recently for her blog on the subject of being a hydrid author. We discuss my decisions to accept publishing contracts with Lake Union and Bloodhound Books, how I came to be offered those contracts, and whether I’ll self-publish in the future.

Published Monday March 13, 2017. Click here to read the full interview.

My interview with Kate Evans of Scarborough Mysteries

Scarborough Mysteries

Kate Evans interviewed me for her blog at Scarborough Mysteries. We discuss my current writing project, how fiction entwines with real life, and my five top tips for sparkling dialogue. We also touch on my writing process, what research I do and my experiences with both indie publishing and being under a writing contract.

Published Sunday, March 12, 2017. Click here to read the full interview.

My interview with One Stop Fiction

One Stop Fiction

Kathryn Bax has interviewed me for One Stop Fiction. We discuss why I wrote Blackwater Lake, the idea that sparked Guilty Innocence and the research I do into the dark characters I create.

Published Sunday November 20, 2016. Click here to read the full interview.

My second Radio Bristol interview with Steve Yabsley

Steve Yabsley Interview

The lovely Steve Yabsley has interviewed me on Radio Bristol for the second time. We discussed the launch of His Kidnapper’s Shoes, my passion for travelling and where I get my ideas. I’m his first guest, on after Children in Need at 36.30 minutes.

Interview recorded on Friday November 18 2016. Available on the Radio Bristol website for the next thirty days.

My interview with Lucy Hay

Lucy Hay

Lucy Hay has interviewed me for her blog, Criminally Good. We discuss my writing routinr, why I write the kind of fiction I do, and what informs my work.

Published Tuesday November 15 2016. Click here to read the full interview.

My interview with C S Kendall

C S Kendall

C S Kendall has interviewed me for her blog. We discuss my favourite beverage and I reveal something unusual about myself. Can you guess what it is?

Published Monday November 14 2016. You can read the full interview via this link.

My second interview on Mark Tilbury’s blog ‘Mark My Words’

Mark Tilbury

The lovely Mark Tilbury has been kind enough to interview me again for his blog, Mark My Words. We discuss the pros and cons of being a hybrid author, what home comforts I miss when I go travelling, and what I enjoy most about being an author.

Published Monday November 14 2016. You can read the full interview via this link.

Guest spot on Fiction-Atlas – How His Kidnapper’s Shoes came into being

Fiction-Atlas

Not an interview as such, but the lovely Courtney Cannon recently featured me on her excellent blog, Fiction-Atlas, via her ‘Feel Good Friday’ spot. I talked about how I got the idea for the novel, my experiences while writing the book, and its journey from self-publication to being adopted by Lake Union. Read the entire post here.

My podcast with Paul Teague from Self-Publishing Journeys

Self Publishing Journeys

I spoke with Paul Teague from Self-Publishing Journeys for his podcast. The two of us had a great time chatting away! We covered lots of ground, including how I plot my novels, the software I use (Scrivener all the way!) and the success of Blackwater Lake and The Second Captive in the 2016 Bards and Sages eFestival of Words awards.

Published Monday, September 9, 2016. Click here to go to Paul’s podcast and listen to our interview.

My podcast with Simon Whistler from Rocking Self-Publishing

Rocking Self Publishing

Simon kindly interviewed me for his excellent podcast hosted at Rocking Self-Publishing. We had fun discussing my decision to sign with Lake Union, what advice I’d give new authors (heck, I’m still a newbie myself!) and how I market my books.

Published Thursday, August 4, 2016. Click here to listen to the podcast.

My interview with Confessions of a Reading Addict

Confessions of a Reading Addict

I’ve been interviewed for the blog on Confessions of a Reading Addict, and it was the most fun I’ve had doing an interview for ages! Caroline asked searching questions, such as how often I injure myself dancing in the shower, whether I get complaints about my singing (YES!) and how many bottles of wine I’ve finished without needing a glass. All good fun!

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Amy Morse

Amy Morse

Amy Morse interviewed me for her blog over a beer or two at one of Bristol’s watering holes. She labelled me ‘a self-publishing success story’ – thanks, Amy! We discuss why I chose the self-published route, which authors inspire me and what advice I’d give other novelists. Not to mention what advice I’d give my sixteen-year-old self! (Believe in yourself…)

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Kath Middleton

Kath Middleton

Kath Middleton has interviewed me for her blog. We discuss how I became a full-time novelist, why I approach crime from a psychological angle and whether I’ll ever write in a different genre. We also talk about my forthcoming projects: audio books, translations and more fiction.

Published Sunday, March 13, 2016. Here’s the link.

Featured on Will Patching’s Remorseless Fiction website

Will Patching

Author Will Patching has featured three of my novels (Sister Psychopath, Guilty Innocence and The Second Captive) on his website devoted to psychopaths, both real and fictional ones. I discuss the inspiration for all three novels and the level of psychopathy displayed by my characters.

Published Wednesday March 2, 2016. Here’s the link.

My podcast with Glenn Leibowitz from Write With Impact

Glenn Leibowitz

Glenn Leibowitz has interviewed me for his podcast on Write With Impact. We discuss what made me take the leap into novel-writing, my future projects and my best advice for new writers. Along with where I get my ideas, how to stand out in a crowded market and much more!

Published Monday, February 8, 2016. Listen to the podcast here.

My interview with Crime Book Junkie

Crime Book Junkie

Noelle Holten has interviewed me for her blog Crime Book Junkie. It’s the most challenging interview I’ve done so far, and also the one I’ve most enjoyed! We discuss my worst fear, the books I’d write with Stephen King, and how I sent Paddington Bear to live in a cave.

Published Friday, February 5, 2016. Click here to read more.

My interview with Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson

The lovely Michael Allen Williamson has interviewed me for his blog. We discuss how I balance writing with my love of travel, what life lessons I wish I’d learned earlier and why I write in the psychological suspense genre.

Published Thursday, October 8, 2015. Click here to read more.

My interview with Hemlines and Hemingway

Hemlines and Hemingway

Isn’t that a great title for a blog? Darcy Zink has interviewed me for her terrific site. We discuss what advice I’d give a younger version of myself, my plans for the future and what’s posed the greatest challenge to me so far as a writer.

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Click here to read more.

My interview with Patrick Parker

Patrick Parker

Patrick Parker has kindly interviewed me for his blog. We discuss how my career in accountancy led to becoming a novelist, my favourite novel and character, and how much research I do. In addition, I talk about my non-fiction book, Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft, and my future plans.

Published Saturday, October 3, 2015. Click here to read more.

My interview with Book Zapper

Book Zapper

Book Zapper (a great website for readers) has interviewed me. We discuss how I use social media, what struggles I’ve faced, and what helps me stay productive.

Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Click here to read more.

My podcast with Shawn Manaher from The Author Hangout

The Author Hangout

My first podcast interview! Shawn Manaher, a partner in Book Marketing tools, interviewed me for The Author Hangout. We discuss a time when I stuggled as a writer, my latest book Blackwater Lake, and what marketing tactics work for me.

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Listen to the podcast here.

My interview with Susanna Bavin

Suzanna Bavin

The lovely Susanna Bavin has interviewed me for her blog. We discuss why I enjoy writing psychological suspense fiction, how I came to write Sister, Psychopath, and the writing process I use. We also talk about my book aimed at would-be novelists, Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft.

Published Saturday, August 15, 2005. Click here to read the full interview. Thanks for having me on your blog, Susanna!

My interview with Badger on News Nibbles

News Nibbles

Badger a.k.a Newsvamp has interviewed me for her ‘Seven Questions’ series on News Nibbles.

We discuss my latest book, ‘Write Your Novel!’, the admiration I hold for Stephen King and what advice I’d give one of my characters. We also touch on which three books I’d take to a desert island and what advice I’d give to aspiring writers.

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Click here to read more.

My interview with Fiona McVie on Authors Interviews

Fiona McVie

Fiona McVie interviewed me for her blog, Authors Interviews. Thank you, Fiona – it is very much appreciated!

We discuss what makes me laugh and cry, my latest non-fiction book, Write Your Novel! and and my reverence for Stephen King. I also reveal when I first considered myself a writer and what prompted my first novel.

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Lisa Sandberg on Lisa’s Book Reviews

Lisa Sandberg

Lisa Sandberg has interviewed me for her blog, Lisa’s Book Reviews. Thanks, Lisa!<br /><br />We discuss my forthcoming book, Write Your Novel!, where I get my ideas, and my favourite food (think spicy!). We walk about the amount of research I do and what’s been the most interesting topic I’ve had to delve into so far.

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Steve Yabsley on BBC Radio Bristol

Steve Yabsley

The lovely Steve Yabsley interviewed me for his lunchtime show on BBC Radio Bristol. I’m a native Bristolian and all my novels so far are based in Bristol, so my books have appeal for local readers.

We discussed all aspects of my writing, from what inspired Guilty Innocence to Stockholm syndrome, the fascinating psychological condition covered in The Second Captive. We also talked about my love of travel, animals and good food.

The interview took place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

My interview on Dropped Pebbles, the blog of Dyane Forde

Dyane Forde

Dyane Forde has interviewed me on her blog Dropped Pebbles. Dyane is a writer of fantasy novels and has so far published two books in the trilogy ‘Rise of the Papilion’.

In the interview, we discuss what keeps me motivated, what draws me to write psychological fiction, and what advice I’d give new writers.

Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Candi Silk

Candi Silk

The lovely Candi Silk has interviewed me for her blog. (I interviewed Candi a while back).

We had a great time together! We discuss the hubris of my youth, what I’d do differently if I could start over (isn’t hindsight wonderful?), and my fascination with human behaviour.

Published Thursday, March 19, 2015. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with John Tucker on ‘John Tucker Must Live’

John Tucker

Multi-genre author John Tucker has named me “Mistress of Darkness” (I love it!) and has interviewed me for his blog, via a session in his man cave. We discuss my love of travel and where I’d go if money were no object. We also talk about my plans for 2015, the process I use for writing a novel, and my recent brush with writer’s block.

Published Thursday, March 19, 2015. Click here to read the interview.

Being featured by Allan Hudson on South Branch Scribbler

South Branch Scribbler

Allan Hudson has kindly agreed to feature me on his blog, South Branch Scribbler. He posted the prologue of my latest novel, The Second Captive, in December 2014, and the first chapter in January 2015. He’s now posted the second chapter. Thanks, Allan!

Click here to read Allan’s posting of the prologue of The Second Captive.

Click here to read Allan’s posting of the first chapter of The Second Captive.

Click here to read Allan’s posting of the second chapter of The Second Captive.

My interview with Therin Knite

Therin Knight

Therin Knite has interviewed me for her blog, Knite Writes. We talk about the process I use to create my novels, what draws me to my favourite genres, and the central themes on which I focus. I also reveal my role models and which authors have inspired me.

Published Tuesday, December 8, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with The Troubled Oyster

The Troubled Oyster

The lovely Elle Klass has interviewed me for her blog, The Troubled Oyster. Amongst other things, we discuss what draws me to write psychological thrillers, and I give an insight into the protagonist in my latest novel, The Second Captive. Beth Sutton is a troubled eighteen-year-old when she is abducted by the emotionally warped Dominic Perdue, WIll she have the mental resources to survive her ordeal, as well as battle the insidious effects of Stockholm syndrome?

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with New Asian Writing

New Asian Writing

Margerie kindly interviewed me for New Asian Writing. We discuss the inspiration for ‘The Second Captive’, my publishing journey so far, and what I do when I’m not writing. We also touch on how I developed the character of Daniel Bateman in ‘His Kidnapper’s Shoes’.

Published Tuesday November 25, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Michael Brookes

Michael Brookes

Michael Brookes has interviewed me for his blog ‘The Cult of Me’. We discuss what inspired me to start writing, which authors I most admire, and how I plan my novels. I also talk about my forthcoming novel ‘The Second Captive’, as well as my third title ‘Guilty Innocence’.

Published Monday November 3, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Harshajyoti Das

Harshajyoti Das

Harshajyoti Das has interviewed me for his website, Fire Your Mentor. We discuss how I promote my books, my three all-time favourite novels, and what advice I’d give to motivate someone. We also discuss my third novel ‘Guilty Innocence’, and why I decided to write it.

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Susan Leigh Noble

Susan Leigh Noble

Susan Leigh Noble has interviewed me for her blog, Into Another World. We discuss how much of me I put into my books, how I conceive my plot ideas, and my forthcoming novel, ‘The Second Captive’. We also discuss the inspiration for my third novel ‘Guilty Innocence’, what research I needed to do, and what the most difficult scene was for me to write.

Published Friday, October 10, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Cape Currents

Cape Currents

Cape Currents has kindly interviewed me for his blog, Sweating The Writing. The interview’s in two sections. In the first part, we discuss what has influenced me, both as a person and as a writer, as well as the lessons I’ve taken from my other careers. Click here to read part one, published Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Click here to read part two, published Sunday, October 26, 2014.

‘A day in the life’ with Rachel Abbott

Rachel Abbott

Best-selling crime writer Rachel Abbott has kindly featured me on her blog. In the post, I outline a typical writing day. Do I burn the midnight oil as I write, whilst downing a bottle of booze? And what’s the connection between my local deli and my writing?

Published Thursday, October 2, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Lisa Haselton

Lisa Haselton

The lovely Lisa Haselton has kindly interviewed me for her blog. We discuss my forthcoming novel, ‘The Second Captive’, whether I have any interesting writing quirks and how a typical day shapes up for me.

Published Friday, September 19, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Robert Bidinotto

Robert Bidinotto

I’m delighted that best-selling American novelist Robert Bidinotto, known as The Vigilante Author, has interviewed me for his popular blog. In it, we discuss the epiphany I had in Chile, what a fly on my wall might witness, and the future direction of my writing career.

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with The Daily Bookworm

The Daily Bookworm

Wormy (I love that name!) from The Daily Bookworm was kind enough to interview me for the site’s blog. In the interview, we discuss Paddington Bear, my biggest challenge as an author, and what I’m currently working on. Lots of other stuff, too!

Published Sunday August 10, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with A Lover of Books

A Lover of Books

The lovely Sonya interviewed me for her terrific blog, A Lover of Books. In it, we discuss where I get my ideas from, how I feel after I publish a book, and the amount of research I do. Plus much more!

Published Wednesday July 9, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

My interview with Daryl Rothman

Daryl and family

Daryl Rothman kindly interviewed me for his blog. Amongst other things, we talk about how I came up with the plot of His Kidnapper’s Shoes, why so far I’ve based my novels in Bristol, and something readers may not know about me.

Published Saturday April 12, 2014. Click here to read the interview.

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