UNIQUE PRIZE! Win a character with YOUR name!

So here’s a question: who’d like to be in my next book? If the answer is YOU, then read on… I’m giving away a very special Christmas present. Three lucky people will have characters named after them in my next novel. They might be a baddie, or a nosy neighbour, they might even be bumped…

Interview with Barbara Copperthwaite

Originally posted on A Lover of Books:
Barbara Copperthwaite is a bestselling author of psychological crime fiction. Her debut, INVISIBLE, went on sale last year and became an Amazon Top Ten best seller in the UK. FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD has been equally successful, charting as soon as it was released. Barbara kindly agreed to…

A piece of cake?

I’m a writer. That means that my eloquence is at its best when I am alone, have lots of time to think, and am typing out my thoughts – in other words, not when I’m expected to speak in a room full of people. But, that’s exactly what I will be doing on Thursday, when…

Reviews & news

As Flowers For The Dead enters its ninth week on general publication, it also celebrates the start of its ninth week as a best seller. And with each passing week, the psychological crime thriller gains more fans – and more praise from critics, too. Postcard Reviews gave it five stars, and says: “WOW Flowers for the Dead is…

Lessons in loss

The new book is starting to just take shape. If I were modelling clay, I would say I am at the stage where it has been thrown – a wet, soggy mess – onto the potter’s wheel, and I am just running my hands tentatively over it, trying to decide exactly what form it will…

The X Factor…

This week a reviewer made me cry. And loads of Facebook followers who had bought my book told me exactly what they thought of my writing… Eek! Let me start by saying that since Flowers For The Dead was published 47 days ago (yes, like a teenager in a new relationship, I’m still at the…