Over my eighteen-year writing career, I’ve had books out via pretty much every publishing model there is, from deals with major traditional publishing houses (Transworld and Harper Collins), to digital-only (the Amazon-owned Thomas & Mercer) and self-publishing – my co-author Mark Edwards and I were the first UK indie-published authors to hit the No.1 spot on Amazon.co.uk back in 2011.
I’ve had twelve novels published in total, six solo and six co-written, a combination of psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction. My most recent, THE OLD YOU, was published in May 2018 by Orenda Books.
I have an MA(Dist) in Creative Writing from Kingston University and, over the years, I have also done a lot of work as a literary consultant, tutor and mentor for writers. I’m delighted to be a coach at CrimeFictionCoach.com, as I’d love to be able to help authors deal with the same issues and problems we all face when writing crime! I think that my years of co-writing have made me particularly adept at finding ways to collaboratively work out those knotty little problems which can drive an author mad.
I will provide a supportive and sympathetic overview of your project, and help identify next steps via clear, concise feedback and advice. My strengths are psychological character-driven dramas (not necessarily just crime-writing, as I have plenty of experience in the contemporary fiction genre too). If you’re writing police procedurals, I have a team of specialist advisors to call on for specific research advice to help ensure authenticity.
So, give me a shout via firstname.lastname@example.org for a preliminary chat to see if I can help with your book!