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In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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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This, Susie Steiner’s second novel, is crime fiction that goes beyond the usual police procedural. A missing young woman is at the centre of the story, drawn in detail even though we see little of her. Steiner does a great … Continue reading
This is the second book in the Hampstead Murders series which kicked off last year with Death In Profile. This time a murder has occurred inside the Burgh House museum and, handily, Detective Sergeant Karen Willis happens to be on … Continue reading
Now that the move is over, I’m looking forward to catching up on some reading, both proofs that will be out this autumn and recent acquisitions. Top of the pile is Mount! by Jilly Cooper. I am so pleased to … Continue reading
This is the third in Sarah Hilary‘s DI Marnie Rose books and a series which was new to me – I must get hold of the first two at some point. I loved Marnie – caring, smart and formidable, exactly … Continue reading