Long time no see…

Hi Everyone, It seems like a long time since I last wrote to you all. I’ve been writing, writing, writing and I have lots of new  exciting projects in the pipeline… I’ll be sharing  more news very soon! In the meantime I wanted to share a video/podcast interview I did last week, where I talk about how I got started as a writer, the inspiration for Coco Pinchard and Erika Foster, and my new novel, Darkness Falls. Thanks to Sanja and Saša for making this interview so much fun. The interview is in English, with Croatian subtitles.  

The second Kate Marshall book is published!

I’m thrilled to let you know that Kate Marshall returns in Shadow Sands and it’s out now! The moors are a perfect hiding place for a serial killer. And a chilling return to the past for nascent private investigator Kate Marshall in a pulse-racing thriller by the author of Nine Elms. Criminology academic Kate Marshall is on a scuba jaunt with her son when they dive toward a shocking discovery: the body of a teenage boy entangled below the surface of the Shadow Sands reservoir. The detective chief inspector’s too-quick narrative of a tragic drowning doesn’t add up, and when Kate follows the evidence, it leads to a darker discovery. …

First book in new Kate Marshall Private Investigator series is published!

I’ve been tense and nervous for the past week, in anticipation of Nine Elms being published. It feels like there’s been such a long build-up to this book, and it seems like ages ago (three years to be exact) since I first had the idea for Kate Marshall, my new private detective. I’ve just finished writing the second book, and Kate is a character I have fallen just as much in love with as Erika Foster. I hope you will too. Nine Elms is published today in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in ebook and audio, and in the USA you can download the …

January writing update

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great 2019, so far. I’m working away like crazy on the next book, and I should have some news very soon to share with you. It’s freezing cold here, snowy, but we did have a brief hour of sun today (picture below).  I’ve already broken a couple of New Year’s resolutions. I told myself that I would eat healthy during January. The dreaded podge settled over me after writing the last draft of the next book, which I finished in December, and the food here in Slovakia is so good, and sitting behind my …

Is it the end for Erika Foster?

You might have seen the news I posted a few weeks ago, that I am going to write a new crime series. The idea for a crime series centred around a Private Detective has been knocking around in my head for the past couple of years, and I’m so excited to start work on something new, and to introduce you all to my new series character, ex-cop turned P.I, Kate Marshall. Since I made the announcement, so many people have asked if this is the end of Erika Foster. So, I wanted to write this post to reassure readers that I’m not going to stop …

Spring in New York and Slovakia

After what seemed like an endless winter, spring arrived in Slovakia a couple of weeks ago, and a week later, summer. Just over six weeks ago, the lake in the park where we take our dogs was frozen, and the ice was thick enough to walk on. Today, I’m sat in my little office in shorts and t-shirt and trying to stay cool. It’s baking hot. I sat down to write my new book, which is still in the shaky early stages, but it was one of those mornings of distractions. You might already know from my social media posts that we have two dogs. …

The Girl in the Ice – US publication day

It’s been more than two years since The Girl in the Ice was published, and it has been a life-changing couple of years. The book has sold over a million copies, and is in the process of being translated into 27 languages. It hit the #1 spot on the Amazon US Kindle store, #1 on the Amazon Australia Kindle store, and it spent six weeks at #2 on the Amazon UK Kindle store (so, it’s rather unfortunately known as my huge #2). It won the Dead Good Reader Award at the 2016 Theakston’s Harrogate Crime Festival, and was a finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Merry Christmas from Prague

I’ve spent the past week in bed with a chest infection, so I’m blogging about this later than planned. I’ve also had to miss out on the snow here in Slovakia, and the Christmas market, and I was gutted that I had to cancel a book signing in Brno in the Czech Republic last week. To everyone who was going to go, I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it. We are going to re-arrange it for early next year, so stay tuned. Right up until the day before, I was determined to go, but after a visit to the doctor where antibiotics were prescribed, I …

A dream come true

I was in London for publication day last week of The Girl in the Ice, and spent the morning visiting Waterstones in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square to sign some copies, and then I had lunch with my publisher. It was such a fun morning, and a lovely lunch, but it all happened so fast that we didn’t get much of a chance to take photos. Around mid-morning it started to snow when we were crossing Trafalgar Square, and as the soft white flakes spun and whirled around our heads, I hoped it was a good omen for The Girl in the Ice. This publication day …

When I almost gave up on writing…

Today is the publication day of Cold Blood, the fifth book in my Erika Foster series. Publication days are always very exciting, and nerve wracking, knowing that this is the first time readers get to hold a copy in their hands. I spend the day wondering how many people are opening the book for the first time, and reading the words I’ve worked on so hard for the past few months. I hope that I haven’t let my readers down, because it’s readers who have given me the opportunity to write full-time, and for that I am forever grateful. My first ever publication day was March …

The Girl in the Ice sells ONE MILLION copies!

I’m over the moon, gobsmacked, stunned, and so happy to hear from my fabulous publisher Bookouture that The Girl in the The Ice has now sold ONE MILLION copies. This time last year I was nervously gearing up for the book launch, and worrying how readers would take my change of direction from writing romantic comedies to crime thrillers. I never dreamed I would sell so many books in such a short time. The Erika Foster Series: The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and Dark Water have now sold over 1.4 million copies and will be published in 25 languages. Now people are …

Thank you for an amazing 2016

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and Dark Water and for making 2016 such an incredible year. I never dreamed that I would publish three best selling crime thrillers in one year, that I would have a number one bestseller in the USA, hit number one on the Wall Street Journal best seller list. That I would sell a million copies, that I would win an award at the Harrogate Crime Festival, be a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, or that I would see my books translated into 24 languages. I’ve thought of myself as …

Miss Wrong and Mr Right re-published by Bookouture

I’m pleased as punch to tell you that my romantic comedy, Miss Wrong and Mr Right is being re-issued by my fabulous publisher, Bookouture. It’s the same novel, no additions or subtractions, but it has a fabulous new cover, and it will now be sprinkled with a little Bookouture magic… It will also be available via all retailers, a first for one of my romantic comedies, as well as in paperback and audio. I originally self-published Miss Wrong and Mr Right in 2015, and went on to hit the top #10 position in the UK Amazon store. It also reached the number one spot in Amazon …