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: Random…
I’m not entirely sure that I believe in guilty pleasures but sometimes you want to substitute the literary equivalent of the wholemeal scone and vegetable soup for something a little less penitential. Something that doesn’t require deep consideration and is … Continue reading
Joanna Cannon and I have been Facebook and Twitter chums for a long time now and I have seen her writing go from insightful and moving blog posts written between shifts as a doctor in a hospital psychiatric unit to … Continue reading
I’m cheating a little here because it isn’t so much one book that I tend to give as a gift but one of (currently) 115. Persephone Books have been republishing neglected books by mostly women writers since 1998, specialising in … Continue reading
Sometimes, when a book makes the journey to the silver screen, it isn’t always the easiest of transitions. Subtleties can get lost, characters can go AWOL, and sometimes even major plotlines can simply disappear into thin air. And that’s before … Continue reading
I defy anyone to read Black Beauty and not be reduced to a sniffling, sobbing mess at least two or three times. If you haven’t read it – although I can’t imagine that there’s anyone left in the world who … Continue reading