Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed,
and Stop Dead due to be published May 2013.
particularly those in the police force ever contacted you to point out an error in procedure?
pupils like asking me about my books but I don’t say much about my writing when I’m at school. I’m not there as an author, but as a teacher, and my focus at school is on the pupils. As for my ‘street
cred’... I think I lost that a long time ago!
A I love the whole writing process, the initial planning, the writing, even the editing. My favourite parts are the dramatic scenes. The more suspense and tension there is, the more I enjoy writing the scene. The biggest challenge for me is writing the final chapter. How do you finish a story, and leave behind characters, who have occupied your thoughts for so long? It can be hard to let go. Luckily my publisher offers me multiple book deals so when I finish one book there is always another one to think about.
A That is an impossible question to answer. There are so many! My tastes are quite eclectic. I love Dickens, all the Brontes particularly Emily, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguru, Edith Wharton, Melville… so many… as well as crime writers. Two of my favourites have to be Peter James and Jeffery Deaver as they are both fans of my work who have been generous enough to write fabulous blurb quotes for my books. It is very exciting to receive endorsements from such brilliant authors.