All change on the writing front

Hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? My last blog posts were in September and my last Crime Scene newsletter was in October. Last year was especially hectic on the writing and on the home fronts, so I took a wee break, and now I’m back and working on a new crime fiction series – more about that in a moment.

I’ll recap on a few highlights from 2019, and then I’ll tell you what I’m up to now. So, hang on and here goes…

2019 was a real high point in my writing career to date, with the publication of the third book in my DI Donna Davenport series, and being a Bloody Scotland Crime in the Spotlight author.

RUN was published in October, and sees DI Donna Davenport face the revenge to end all revenges. It’s the third in the series – bringing the trilogy involving Jonas Evanton to a conclusion, but not the end of the road for Donna. There are more adventures in the pipeline for her! Here’s a clip of me reading from the book before its publication at Noir and the Bar Edinburgh last year.

In September, one of my ultimate dreams came true, when I appeared on the stage at Bloody Scotland before the Michael Robotham and Chris Brookmyre event. Each year, Bloody Scotland runs a competition for new and emerging crime writers (Crime in the Spotlight – look out for it and give it a go), and gives them a slot on the stage at the beginning of a main event to read from their work. I read from SHADOWS, the second book in my series, and the whole experience was fantastic.

I’ll be taking part in more events later on this year (details when I can release them), and in the meantime I’ve begun work on a brand new series.

While Donna Davenport takes a well-earned break, I’d like to introduce you to Suzy Sangster (disgraced journalist) and DS Morgan Pollock. Together they’re an explosive duo, getting into heaps of trouble. In the first book of the Sangster & Pollock series (which I aim to finish writing by the Summer), Morgan persuades a reluctant Suzy to get involved in a murder investigation that’s getting hushed up by the Police.

While that’s going on, I have some news to share about what’s going on in Bhopal. Look out for my blog post on that in the next few days.