Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, my inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes. I regularly appear at festivals, conferences and events across the country – my favourites being London Book Fair and Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate.
When I was young
When I started to take writing ‘seriously’
In December 2011, I self-published a crime thriller, TAUNTING THE DEAD.
In six weeks, it hit the Kindle UK top ten and was number one in police procedurals. I quickly followed this with three books in a series, THE ESTATE SERIES and by the end of 2012, I’d sold over 200,000 copies online. Attracting enquiries from a number of literary agents, I signed with Madeleine Milburn at the end of 2012 and have never looked back. I’ve since published four novels with Thomas & Mercer, making that first novel, TAUNTING THE DEAD into a series. FOLLOW THE LEADER was published in February 2015 and the third in the series, ONLY THE BRAVE shortly afterwards in May 2015. I also wrote a standalone psychological thriller, WATCHING OVER YOU, a number one best seller in UK, US, Germany and Australia. My latest novel, WRITTEN IN THE SCARS, book 4, The Estate Series is out now.
I also write contemporary fiction under the name of Marcie Steele
Stirred with Love and That’s What Friends Are For are out now.
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