Home is where the hurt is...
Okay, I know I don't look all dark and moody like most crime writers appear in their images but I do like to be different...
So what do I write? Actually, it's what don't I write. I have published fifteen novels so far: police procedurals, psychological thrillers and fiction with a punch - or grit-lit, as I call it. And then there is my pink side - writing as Marcie Steele. I have written five books as Marcie. All my novels take you to the heart of the story.
Since 2012, all my books have become bestsellers, each one climbing into the Kindle UK top 10, with several in the top 3, and many international bestsellers too.
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and makes liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books.
I'm not sure which I'm most proud of - being on the list of Stoke-on-Trent's top 100 most influential people 2017-2020, or after years of rejection going on to sell over 1.5 million books.
Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer's Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, my inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Mandasue Heller, Kimberly Chambers, Lisa Jewell and Clare Mackintosh.
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.