16 February 9-10am
Savannah Book Festival
I’m thrilled to be heading to Savannah to talk about Harper McClain and The Echo Killing in the gorgeous southern city that created her. I’ll be discussing my background as a crime reporter for the Savannah Morning News, how much of my own past I incorporate into Harper’s fictional life, how the city influences my writing. I’ll talk about my first day as a crime reporter, a hot June afternoon, spent down by the river, watching divers pull a body out of the water with a hook. Come along! Bring coffee. More information here.
23 February 3:30-5pm
Weston-Super-Mare Literary Festival
Weston Museum, Burlington Street, BS23 1 PR
Murder Mystery and Mayhem
What does it take to design a murder? These five top-selling authors know. Between them, they’ve stabbed, shot, and poisoned dozens of characters, earning devoted fans around the world. Join us to find out where their murderous inspiration comes from and how they craft deadly novels. I’ll be with Katerina Diamond (The Teacher; The Secret), CJ Skuse (Sweet Pea; In Bloom), Rachel Ward (The Cost of Living), chaired by Joanna Nadin (The Queen of Bloody Everything). Find out more and buy tickets here.
11 March Time TBC
I’ll be doing an event with Helen Fields, the author of the ‘perfect’ crime series. Helen lives in the US and writes UK-based crime. I live in the UK and write US-based crime. She was a criminal lawyer for 13 years, while I was a crime reporter for nearly as long, so we’ll be discussing trans-Atlantic writing and how our real-life crime investigation careers led to writing crime fiction. This should be a brilliant event, and I hope you’ll all come along! Tickets will be available through Waterstones.
9-12 May Times TBC
I’ll be on two panels at CrimeFest this year. One is called Bringing Down the Patriarchy so expect fiery conversation and all my feminist THOUGHTS. Tickets available on the CrimeFest website.
13 July 10:30 a.m.
New York City
I’m on the panel Secrets, Shadows, or the Undead at Thrillerfest this year with amazing authors including Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre, Tom Ryan, F. Paul Wilson, and R.L. Stine. Expect raucous conversation, blunt honesty, and lots of info for writers and readers. See you there! Get tickets and more on the Thrillerfest website.