All Over Bar the Tweeting

3 June 2013

 That’s CrimeFest over for this year. In fact, although I signed up in time to get to sit on a panel, I felt a complete fraud.




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A Fucked Up LIfe In Books

20 May 2013

 It's a name that catches your eye. It seems like a long time ago I was trawling the recesses of Twitter. This was a while after Frozen Out had been published and I’d been told that Twitter was the place to be, so I was following anyone who looked even slightly interesting. {Read more about: A Fucked Up LIfe In Books}

Living on top of history

29 April 2013

 It’s the kind of place where history oozes from around the stones at your feet. Iceland is a a newish sort of country, both historically and geologically. It appeared as the undersea faultlines of the North Atlantic ridge spewed out enough molten rock for it to finally break the surface and grow, long after the formation of Europe or the Americas. {Read more about: Living on top of history}

Listening in

24 April 2013

 Three of my books are being made into audiobooks. It’s being done for Audible, the Amazon-owned company that’s currently recording a vast number of books for its burgeoning download shop. Alongside the good news was a note of alarm and a last-minute call for help with pronouncing the trickier names. {Read more about: Listening in}

What do you think of it so far?

24 April 2013

 How’s it been going so far? Chilled to the Bone was published a few weeks back (Kindle) and a week ago (old-fashioned paper), so here's a quick before-and-after roundup. {Read more about: What do you think of it so far?}


16 April 2013

 Frozen Out, Cold Comfort and Chilled to the Bone are being made into audiobooks for All three are being read by Mel Hudson and we have spent a lot of time going through the weird Icelandic names to get things as right as possible.

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Proper Newspapers

12 April 2013

 This was a good while ago, back when I hadn’t been ashore long and was trying to eke out a living as a freelance hack. I’d done neither fantastically nor badly, working for maritime magazines and newspapers, mostly fishy ones. This was back when there were more of them to choose from and editors still had freelance budgets, but we’ll draw a veil over the thorny issue of freelance budgets. {Read more about: Proper Newspapers}

The impending grand tour

21 March 2013

With a new book coming up, the clued-up author has to do his bit on the publicity front. So look out for the upcoming blog tour. Actually it’s not so much a meticulously planned tour as a confused ramble from one place to another, a bit like badly organised pub crawl. {Read more about: The impending grand tour}

It's a hard life

8 March 2013

 It’s been a busy few weeks, what with the day job becoming increasingly busy and with the publication of Chilled to the Bone approaching. On that score, it’s pleasing to hear that my Dutch publisher, Karakter, will also be publishing C2tB, although I don’t yet know when or what the Dutch title will be. {Read more about: It's a hard life}

Motherventing, the awful truth

24 January 2013

My friend Fran has written a book. In fact, she’s written two. The first one was great, and I’m one of the few people who got to read it. I got to read it while it was still a Word.doc, before it was sent to the agents and publishers who nearly, so nearly, decided to snap it up, but chickened out, curse their pusillanimous hides. {Read more about: Motherventing, the awful truth}

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