Romance novelist Cristiane Serruya accused of plagiarism

This is a riveting story, lifted from the Guardian 20/02/19 Bestselling Brazilian romance novelist Cristiane Serruya has pulled one of her novels from sale after she was accused of plagiarising some of the biggest authors in the genre. American author Courtney Milan, whose books are regulars on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller […]

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The Demise of EMI

It’s not often I write about music. I don’t why as I wrote Hunting for Crows which, if you’ve read it, you’ll know it’s about a rock band. A new book, The Final Days of EMI: Selling The Pig by Eamon Ford, charts, as its title suggests, the fall of one of Britain’s most famous record […]

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Ian Rankin Interview

Reprinted from the Guardian 03/11/18 The crime author on why he loves comics, his early interest in taboo worlds and, with a 22nd Rebus novel out, how he keeps his famous detective fresh. Ian Rankin, 58, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels, has sold 28m copies of his books worldwide. He is a fellow […]

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It’s Publication Day!

Today is publication day for the seventh book in the DI Angus Henderson series. It’s called, Girls on Film, and features photographer, Cindy Longhurst, kidnapped from her rural studio by two men. Henderson launches an investigation concentrating on previous boyfriends, her environmental campaigning and business acquaintances. What this draws a blank, he has to face […]

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New Book!

The latest novel in the DI Angus Henderson series, number 7, is out now! It’s currently available on Amazon pre-order and will be published 1st August. A photographer is abducted from her rural studio. DI Angus Henderson finds several witnesses, but no motive. He’s convinced the answer lies in Cindy Longhurst’s busy lifestyle: her previous […]

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Publishers are paying writers a pittance

An interesting article from the Guardian 27/06/18 Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner are calling on publishers to increase payments to authors, after a survey of more than 5,500 professional writers revealed a dramatic fall in the number able to make a living from their work. The latest report by the Authors’ Licensing and […]

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