where the writers are
Crime author Pauline Rowson to give a talk to U3A on her DI Horton Crime Series

I'm looking forward to giving a talk this week on 16 November at the U3A group at Sarum, near Salisbury on how I write my crime novels and thrillers and about my DI Andy Horton marine mystery series of crime novels.

Pauline Rowson speaking at Waterlooville U3A

I've given quite a few talks to U3A groups around the country and really enjoy them.  They are always such a delightful and receptive audience and I am looking forward to entertaining the U3A Sarum members on Wednesday. I've also got a couple more U3As lined up for next year. You can find out more about U3A on their web site, but briefly U3A stands for the University of the Third Age. It is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  There are local U3As all over the UK.

Pauline Rowson speaking to a Women's Institute Group

While many fear public speaking I really thrive on it, guess it comes from my background in marketing and as a trainer and professional conference speaker.

Pauline Rowson speaking at a charity luncheon in aid of the NSPCC

I am always keen to speak to groups including retirement associations, charities, and at libraries, Women's Institutes, to Reading Groups, professional organisations and at conferences and literary and book festivals so if you have an event and would like a speaker please do get in touch. You can also find out more about my public speaking engagements on my web site

Pauline Rowson giving a talk on Writing A Crime Novel at CSI Portsmouth 2011