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Feb.22.2011
The book lovers website Lovereading has added author information including links to my official web site, my Facebook page and my Twitter feed.  They've also included an interview with me.  You can read the full interview here.  Below is a snippet from it. Hope you enjoy reading it. "Every...
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Feb.14.2011
I received my author copies of the latest DI Andy Horton marine mystery to be published as an unabridged audio book last week and it looks and sounds great. Dead Man’s Wharf is the fourth in the marine mystery series of crime novels featuring Inspector Andy Horton and is set in Portsmouth and the...
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Jan.31.2011
So I have the idea. I do some research. I work it up into an outline plot with a smattering of characters and then I start writing. This is when it gets messy. 1. The brain dump or free flow First up is the free flow type of writing when I'm eager to bring the idea and characters to life by...
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Jan.24.2011
This week, 27 January, sees the publication of the new Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, the sixth in the series, set against the backdrop of the Solent on the South Coast of England, called Footsteps on the Shore. Footsteps on the Shore once again features the rugged Harley...
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Jan.17.2011
I wrote this article to help those entering the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Debut Dagger Award and thought it might interest readers here on Red Room. The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. All shortlisted entrants will receive a generous...
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Jan.10.2011
I'm delighted to be the judge for the South Coast of England in a national competition organised by the Crime Writers' Association(CWA)to find the South's best Young Crime Writer. Sponsored by CRIMEFEST, Britain’s international crime fiction convention, and supported by UK libraries, the winner...
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Jan.05.2011
January kicks off with an appearance on Portsmouth Live TV on 6 January with Live at Five with Sally Cronin at 5pm. I’ll be chatting to Sally about my crime novels and also talking about the forthcoming launch of the Crime Writers’ Association Young Crime Writers Competition 2011 on 10 January....
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Dec.31.2010
I've enjoyed writing and undertaking many speaking engagements and media appearances throughout the year. I've met some fascinating people and made lots of new friends.  As 2010 draws to a close I thought it appropriate to thank my many readers, my publishers, booksellers, agents, those who have...
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Dec.13.2010
Many of you know that I draw my inspiration and ideas from the area in which I live and where my DI Andy Horton crime novels and thriller novels are set: Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and generally the Solent area on the South Coast of England.  My marine mystery country is a vibrant area full of...
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Dec.06.2010
I've uploaded a new video interview. In this short video I am in conversation with Tony Smith talking about my marine mystery police procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged Detective Inspector Andy Horton, and my thrillers. I discuss how I research them and I'm also talking about...