Five years ago today, I decided to self-publish my first crime novel, Taunting the Dead. I didn’t do any marketing. I just uploaded the book and wrote a blog post about it, announcing why I had decided to self-publish.
A strange thing happened this week. I started getting tweets from people about my paperbacks, TAUNTING THE DEAD and WATCHING OVER YOU, being seen around train stations and airports. So far, there have been photos from Liverpool, Manchester and lots in
Yes, it’s that time of year again, as everyone in my crime family gets ready to head to Harrogate and Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival at The Old Swan Hotel. It’s always a great weekend of fun. This is
You all know my journey of trying and trying and trying to get a publishing deal for twelve years, then self-publishing TAUNTING THE DEAD and finally, last June announcing that I had a two book deal with Thomas & Mercer,
For the past two years as I was self-published, I’ve enviously watched books shoot up the charts on Kindle Daily Deal and gain visibility. And whenever I see a book on Kindle Daily Deal that has been written by anyone
I’m not great at keeping secrets so I am pleased I can finally say that I am on a panel at Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in July this year. I’m a regular visitor to the festival, this being