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The Nesting giveaway!

My box of finished copies of The Nesting arrived on Thursday and I am over the moon with how they look. Hard to believe that publication day is just one month away!! (2 weeks if you’re in the US!) I’m so excited for this book. It’s a slightly different genre to what I usually write, with a much more overt …

The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival

Man, what a whirlwind this year has been. My sense of time is all up the left – surely we can’t have had close calls with WWIII, the continent of Australia almost burned to a crisp and wiping out a billion animals and ancient forests, not to mention the floods, landslides, earthquakes – and now a global pandemic…. and only …

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The Blame Game

This is Ruby. She says hello, and also sorry for the loooong blog hiatus. She’s just one of the many things that has happened over the last 18 months to keep me busy. Here are some of the other things: I wrote and published my fourth novel, The Blame Game. More on that below. I got an Arts Council grant …

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Entertainment Weekly picks I KNOW MY NAME as a January read!

Happy New Year! In less than 48 hours, I KNOW MY NAME is released in the US and I’m super excited, not least because Entertainment Weekly have chosen it as one of their January reads! Hope you have a fantastic 2018. Have you reneged on your resolutions yet?? One of my NY resolutions was to do yoga everyday, and I’ve …

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Converted to Slowness

I’m converted to slowness these days. It’s probably a result of being on sabbatical since the summer (thank you, University of Glasgow) and being forced to slow down by an assortment of minor illnesses. Perhaps it’s a consequence of these shorter, darker days of winter starting to close in (every year I forget how dark it gets, and how cold). …

No. 1 iBooks Bestseller!

Really delighted to report that I KNOW MY NAME is a no. 1 iBooks bestseller, hitting the top spot in the Crime and Thriller category and ALL paid book categories.   Also delighted to find this lovely review of the book in July’s issue of ELLE magazine:   I’m launching the book at No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast this Thursday …

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Chart position and new story

Pleased to report that I KNOW MY NAME has made the top 40 Kindle bestselling books! Also, I have a new story published on Litro – you can read it for free here.

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I KNOW MY NAME is out!

It’s been one helluva 6 months. My daughter’s autism diagnosis in January. The Writing Motherhood anthology, published in March. My new novel, I KNOW MY NAME, published 2 weeks ago and in the Asda book chart from today, which is EPIC. I held launches for the Writing Motherhood anthology but as yet haven’t arranged one for the novel, and the …

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Blog tour for I KNOW MY NAME

The blog tour for I KNOW MY NAME commences tomorrow, Mon 12th June, with a spot on #northern#crime. The tour schedule is here – I’m looking forward to chatting with you all!  

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New book is almost here…..

It’s just under 1 month now until my new novel, I KNOW MY NAME, comes out in the UK in both paperback and audiobook (though the ebook is available now!), and today my editor sent me a finished paperback. It is EXQUISITE. I am so happy with the cover, the production quality, the blurb… These things are important. We agonised …