Hi, I’m Vanessa and welcome to my site.
In 2015, I won Bloody Scotland’s Pitch Perfect event and my first novel, Death Will Find Me, was published in February, 2019. The second Tessa Kilpatrick book will be out early next year and in the meantime, I’ll soon be launching a series of art crime thrillers.
You can find out more about me and what I’m up to by following the links at the top, and there are contact details below if you want to ask me any questions or invite me to talk at your bookshop, library or festival.
Category Archives: Reading
I read prodigiously – both from a lifelong love of books but also because running the Glenogle and Bell Book Company means that I need to keep up to date with new titles so that I can send our customers … Continue reading
It was with enormous sadness that I heard of the passing of Josephine Pullein Thompson last week. She was one of Fidra Books’ first authors and I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting her twice. If you’d told the … Continue reading
Angela Thirkell was hugely successful in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s but rather dropped out of sight in later years. However, she maintained a stalwart readership who pursued her out-of-print titles vigorously. Although aware of AT, I’d never read any … Continue reading
There are people who never re-read books. People who have yards and yards of shelving filled with books that they will never read again, stories that they will never lose themselves in again, characters who will never be greeted as … Continue reading