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In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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: Reading
I first discovered podcasts when everyone was talking about the first series of Serial towards the end of 2014. Up until then, I’d kind of assumed that they would be slightly amateurish, poor quality journalism and that they’d sound as … Continue reading
December was a particularly bumper month for book acquisitions; both purchases and proofs from publishers reps and publicity departments. There are some treats ahead… Particular gems that I’m looking forward to are American Housewife, Helen Ellis‘ collection of short stories … Continue reading
It’s that time of year when books are arriving at an astonishing rate, both proofs from publishers of titles to be published early next year and new titles that have caught my eye and which I’ve ordered from the wholesaler. … Continue reading
Goodness – life’s been a bit frantic which is probably why I forgot to do the draw for the copy of Dark Tides, Chris Ewan’s excellent new crime novel. Sorry about that. Thanks to everyone who entered and by mean … Continue reading