March 12th – Beach Hut Writing Academy Conference. Full-day conference for new & experienced writers. Currently SOLD OUT, but you can join the waiting list for last minute tickets here. Hope to see you there.
October 4th – Hertford Children’s Book Festival, Hertford Theatre, 15.45. I’ll be talking about writing collaboratively with my writing partner Jo – and discussing We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar, The Teenager Who Come to Tea, and Switch It Off! You can get tickets here.
October 3rd – I’ll be at Warwick Words with Josie Lloyd to chat about our new book Switch It Off! – “The activity book that’s shaped like a phone!” You can get tickets here.
September 30th – 7.30. Enjoy good wine and books about the night out and the morning after? I’ll be at Windsor Fringe Festival with Josie Lloyd, talking about We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and – even more exciting – there’ll be a fabulous wine tasting too with superb local purveyor Eton Vinters. Tickets are here.
July 30th – Really looking forward to chatting to James about his (truly) brilliant debut thriller, Tenacity, on Thursday 30th July at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport. Tix available here.
Nov 6th – BookMachine Brighton, 8pm at the Red Roaster Coffee House on St James St. BookMachine is a worldwide initiative that aims to bring together those who work in books – from publishers, to booksellers, and everyone in between. I’ll be giving a short talk about to us about being not just an author but also a publisher and festival organiser too. There will also be a free drink for the earlybirds, nibbles, book giveaways, and the chance to collaborate and network with local people working in and around publishing. Earlybird tickets are just £5. You can find them on Eventbrite, here.
Nov 6th – publication of The Very Hungover Caterpillar
May 23rd-25th, 2014 – we’re launching “Dark & Stormy“, a new international crime genre festival in Brighton, featuring a packed weekend of exciting film screenings and book events starring household names, including Peter James, Tom Rob Smith, James Naughtie, Stella Rimington, Tony Parsons, Sophie Hannah & many more. For tickets, please visit Dark & Stormy site.
March 29th, 2014, all day Saturday – I’ll be appearing on a various panels and doing creative writing one-on-ones/facetimes at Get Writing 2014, at The de Havilland Campus of the University of Hertfordshire. Panels include ‘The Crime Panel’ at 2.15 with the brilliant Max Kinnings, M.R. Hall and William Ryan, and ‘The Editors and Agents Panel’ with Francesca Best (Hodder & Stoughton), Jade Chandler (Little,Brown/Sphere), and Nora Perkins (Curtis Brown). Tickets available here.
Tuesday 25th March, 7.30pm – Windsor Crime Festival – appearing with the wonderful Richard Parker and William Sutton. Tickets available here.
Quick Reads launch at the Senedd in Cardiff.
19th Feb – City University, Crime Writing MA Group, talking “Thrillers”.
27th Feb, 7pm – Big Green Bookshop, Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BG, Phone: 020 8881 6767 – Writing Group, Crime Writing Talk
9th March, am and pm – I’ll be hosting two workshops, one on “How to Pitch” and the other on “Can you make a living out of writing and does it even matter if you can’t?” as part of Publishing INdustry Day on at Jubilee Library, Brighton: www.newwritingsouth.com/events
31st May, 9am – Bristol CrimeFest, hosting a panel discussing “Is It Rocket Science? Crime, Science & Technology”, with the far more brilliant Richard Parker, Dean Crawford, L.A. Larkin & Alex Blackmore
31 May, 12.30 – 13.20 – I’ll also be on a panel at Bristol CrimeFest, hosted by Matt Hilton, discussing, “Are Crime Writers Sadists at Heart? Putting your protagonist through the mill.” Also featuring Kate Rhodes, Craig Robertson and Robert Wilson.
March 14th, 7pm – Reading Library, talking thrillers and crime with author Danny Miller
April 2nd, 7.30 pm – Crawley Library, crime evening for Wordfest Crawley, with KISS ME QUICK author Danny Miller
21st May, 6.30 pm – Worthing library talk on crime
24th May, 1.30 pm – CrimeFest, Bristol, They’re All Out To Get You – It’s a Conspiracy, panel discussion
25th May, 12.30 – CrimeFest, Bristol, It’s Not Really Me: How Close Are You To Your Characters? panel discussion
27th June, 7.30 – Chichester library event
21st July – Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, Criminal Consequences dinner, hosted by Mark Billingham
29th November “The Writer’s Journey to Publication”. Waterstones Panel Discussion Event in Brighton. Tickets available from Waterstones.
Wandsworth Prison – ‘Crime Writing’