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.
This is a momentous day in my writing career. The Murder Wall is published in the US by William Morrow/Harper Collins imprint, Witness Impulse today. So if anyone from the States is visiting this site for the very first time, welcome. I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. If you'd like to get in touch, please visit my contacts page or follow me on Twitter @mariwriter.
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.