I'm Vanessa and I'm a writer, currently working on my first novel. In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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 reading, where I'm going, what I'm writing and other random things such as house renovations and the neighbourhood where I live. I also include author interviews, guest posts from bloggers and host occasional book giveaways. See the About Me page for more info.
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Category Archives: Interviews
Tastes Like Fear (published today) is the third Marnie Rome novel by Sarah Hilary. Winner of the 2015 Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year with her first, Someone Else’s Skin, it’s been a busy year and Tastes Like Fear (my … Continue reading →
Death in Profile, the first crime novel from Guy Fraser-Sampson, is a great read and I was really pleased to be able to interview Guy a couple of weeks ago. Guy is – or was at any rate – best … Continue reading →
Jeremy Duns is a journalist and non-fiction author as well as writing a number of excellent spy novels described by William Boyd as “wholly engrossing and sophisticated”. He grew up in Britain, moved to Sweden in 2004 and now lives … Continue reading →
Amanda Craig had a globe-trotting childhood before reading English at Clare College, Cambridge and then becoming a journalist. She is a literary critic, most notable for her influential stint as children’s book reviewer at The Times where she championed the … Continue reading →
Joanna Cannon and I have been online friends for years now. I remember when she started blogging about her work as a doctor in a hospital psychiatric department – warm, insightful, clever and observant. I love the way she uses … Continue reading →