Let the countdown begin! In twelve days time, The Murder Wall will be published in the US by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/Harper Collins.
To help it on its way, Literati Author Services, Inc have organised a virtual book tour. Details here. It would be great if you could share this as widely as possible, so push that RT button or post on FaceBook.
Thank you. Mari
Following on from the announcement of the Polari First Book Prize shortlist, Beige Magazine have been asking about Kate Daniels, how to write an edge-of-your-seat thriller and my thoughts on lesbian fiction. You can read the full interview at the Beige website here.
A day that celebrates books and bookshops is always welcome. The Books Are My Bag campaign was an outstanding success yesterday, kicking off with a bookshop party at Forum Books in Corbridge, my local independent store.
We had cake and balloons and lots of fun with owner Helen Stanton who works extremely hard to support readers and writers throughout the year. It was a pleasure to join her and her staff along with other local authors.
I think Helen's window display was amazing - check out The Murder Wall centre stage! I just knew that orange cover was right as soon as I saw it.
We had a lovely party and I'd really like to thank all those readers who came along to make the party so special. You were ace!
The shortlist for The Polari First Book Prize 2013 was announced on Wednesday 11th September at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre and I was thrilled to find that The Murder Wall made the list. Hooray!
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Literary critic Suzi Feay said: “From such a strong longlist, it was difficult to narrow down the choices to the final five ... these are books to dazzle, amuse and beguile.”
The winner will be announced at Polari in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre on Wednesday, November 13th. Wish me luck!