Today, for the third consecutive month, it's publication day for me in the US. This time is Kate Daniels #3 DEADLY DECEIT. I can only hope it does as well as the first two titles.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my publisher Witness Impulse, Harper Collins/WilliamMorrow imprint, in particular my editor Trish Daly.
Today, Monument To Murder - Kate Daniels 4 - is published in hardback by Pan Macmillan in the UK following an amazing week for me personally and also for the series.
On Wednesday 13th November, my debut won the Polari First Book Prize 2013 (see below) and then on 19th the news was transmitted round the world in an article I wrote for the Guardian. You can read it here: I had to dig deep to keep the faith.
Also on that day, Settled Blood was published by Witness Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins/WilliamMorrow in the US.
Yesterday, Forum Books (Corbridge) launched Monument to Murder, an amazing night to celebrate the new book. Today, it goes on sale. I know many of you have been eager to read the next instalment of Northumbria police's murder investigation team.
Thanks to all fans of the series, both here and abroad. Thanks also too to my wonderful AM Heath agent, Oli Munson, my Pan Macmillan editor, Wayne Brookes, my Witness Impulse editor, Trish Daly - not forgetting all the backgound staff who made it happen.
I will never forget this week.
Great news! Today, US readers will see the second novel in the Kate Daniels series SETTLED BLOOD published by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/Harper Collins.
This follows the successful publication of The Murder Wall a month ago which reached #1 in crime, #5 in detective fiction on Amazon.com and #11 on the Barnes and Noble site.
US readers can buy the book from the Witness site.
I won an award last night. It was the Polari First Book Prize 2013 and I was presented with it at the London’s Southbank Centre on the sixth anniversary of the Polari Literary Salon. Before the winner was announced, we were treated to a cracking line up of writers, poets and artists: readings from Rosie Garland, Patrick Flanery and Charlotte Mendelson, thought-provoking poetry from Dean Atta, music from the inimitable Dee Chanelle and hilarious comedy from Helen Lederer, all introduced by the one and only writer, journalist and host of Polari, Paul Burston.