I didn’t think anything could top being on a panel at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in July this year – that was the first thing on my writing bucket list. But on Monday, I found out that I was on the long list for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2014.
I can’t tell you how excited I am, even to be on the list at all, because this award is voted for by readers. I was only able to join the CWA late last year as TAUNTING THE DEAD was republished by Thomas & Mercer and I’ve long watched all my friends join while I waited for that elusive book deal. So for that alone, I’m chuffed to bits.
Here’s the link below to the long list – I am honoured to be on the list with some great authors:
And then it was announced in The Bookseller.
For anyone who voted for me, thank you so much. And for everyone on the team at Amazon Publishing who helped me to get there, and my super agent, Madeleine Milburn, my thanks again. I am proud to be a part of a great team.