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: Thoughts
After almost a decade of churning out words on the interwebz, I’ve been looking at how my personal style of blogging has changed. I began way back in 2006, when LiveJournal was still relatively common for those who wanted to … Continue reading
I’m not sure where last week went but I’m horribly behind with blog posts. Actually, I do know what happened – we’re considering moving house and so large chunks of last week were taken up with meetings with lawyers and … Continue reading
I love September. It’s been a while since I was studying anything but it still feels like a time of new beginnings, of fresh opportunities, of renewed energy. A time for pencil-sharpening and planning and setting goals. It’s also when … Continue reading
Dear Francesca Forgive me if I’m sticking my nose in, but in your Times column* last weekend you asked ‘can I be a good mother if I suffer from seizures?’ and your words took me back almost sixteen years to … Continue reading