Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
My own small contribution to the festivities is a panel discussion at Islington Central Library at 6.30 on Thursday 16 June, with two other local crime writers - Laura Wilson and Christopher Fowler. We'll be talking about our favourite crime fiction, the audience's favourite crime fiction and anything else that seems relevant at the time.
For details of this event click here
For details of other events this week click here
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
"Bev Morley has left a new comment on your post "Ask a Macmillan New Writer":
I have a question which I am guessing could be answered differently by every other writer, but could really do with hearing what has to be said on the subject...
The question is on the subject of time. Time, that is, for writing.
It is only in recent months that I have taken the plunge into "full time" writing - with some minor successes - and a lot of frustrations!
I consider my available time for writing to be Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9am to 3pm (the only time the house is quiet enough for me to write). The world and the laundry basket, however, seem desperate to conspire against me! My family see no difference in my "routine" as I am still at home, therefore lists of things I can do to fill my day still find their way onto the fridge door - a hazard, I suppose, of being a home based writer.
I would love to know how other writers manage their time, especially with the demands of family life still very much in the fore. "
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Congratulations, Ryan, on being published in your home country!
Friday, 3 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
...This time from our newest member, David Jackson, who has landed himself a two book deal with Pan Mac. This from the Bookseller:
"Pan Mac has acquired two titles from Pariah author David Jackson.
Will Atkins, Pan Macmillan editorial director for fiction, bought world rights direct from
Atkins said: "Few thriller writers, let alone relative newcomers, are able to combine wit, pace and explosive set pieces with such sheer style. "Callum Doyle is shaping up to be one of the great flawed heroes of the genre.’"
The Helper is lined up for February 2012."
Brilliant news, David, and we'll be looking forward to The Helper come 2012...