I’m Vanessa and I’m a writer. I’ve just finished my first novel and my agent is David Headley at DHH Literary Agency. Hopefully, I’ll have some exciting news re publication dates and so on soon.
In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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, what I’m reading, and other random things such as house renovations and the neighbourhood where I live. I also include author interviews from time to time.
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…are great but not the usual outcome for debut authors. Everyone knows it happens but it’s rare and it’s not always a good thing. All that money invested by the publisher is a lot of pressure and if that advance … 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
Well, I set myself a few goals for this year and missed most of them. Like lots of people, I would have liked to have finished the year fitter, thinner, more organised and so on. However, I did achieve one … Continue reading
It’s so long since I posted here – I’ve been putting it off until there was news but in the meantime I’ve had a couple of messages from people asking if I’ve now turned into an actual hermit, so I’m … Continue reading
As you know, I was recently taken on by a literary agent (still excited about that) and I’m getting down to writing my next book. More on that process later – trust me, it’s quite a change of mind-set. On … Continue reading