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In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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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Category Archives: Books
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
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