I’m Vanessa and I’m a writer.
In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.
This is where I write about what I’m writing, where I’m going, and what I’m reading. I also include author interviews from time to time.
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It is striking that I’ve written only three blog posts so far this year – a vague one about the progress (or lack of it) that Death Will Find Me had made in terms of finding a publisher, a piece … Continue reading
In the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, back when I was writing an early draft of Death Will Find Me and still getting to know my characters, I saw an image from the day the German fleet surrendered to the British … Continue reading
As an awkward and out-of-place teenager, books were my comfort, my inspiration and my solace. I was – and am – a voracious reader and we couldn’t possibly have afforded to buy enough books to meet my needs and so … Continue reading
I seem to spend my life composing vague, holding posts that sit in my drafts folder, while I wait for concrete news of what’s going on with The Book. Things are happening. But slowly. I truly believe that there are … Continue reading