#PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals Crime in the Spotlight support acts for 2018 @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald

Woohoo! Exciting news to share! Thanks to Fiona Brownlee for the #PressRelease details! Huge congrats to everyone! BLOODY SCOTLAND – RECENTLY PRAISED ON BBC RADIO 4 FOR TAKING AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH COMPARED TO THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF BOOK FESTIVALS – Continue reading #PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals Crime in the Spotlight support acts for 2018 @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald

Bute Noir: A Criminally Great Weekend! #ButeNoir2018 @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @CraigRobertson_

A week ago today I was over in Bute, eagerly awaiting the final day of a fabulous weekend at a small but panel-filled crime festival: Bute Noir! The weekend may have flown by, but there was never a dull moment Continue reading Bute Noir: A Criminally Great Weekend! #ButeNoir2018 @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @CraigRobertson_

My THREE Hats – Blogger, Publicist and…OMG…writer! #CriminallyFun #HarrogateRoundUp @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

This year I attended one of my favourite crime festivals: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Festival as not only a blogger, but also as a publicist and dare I say…a writer! OMFG! It was an absolutely surreal but so-bloody-amazing experience to Continue reading My THREE Hats – Blogger, Publicist and…OMG…writer! #CriminallyFun #HarrogateRoundUp @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

#PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals new BIG name – Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – appearing at this year’s Festival @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Last year one of the sell-out events at Bloody Scotland was Douglas Henshall, star of Shetland with Ann Cleeves, the author of the books which inspired the TV series. This year we are thrilled to reveal that we will be emulating Continue reading #PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals new BIG name – Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – appearing at this year’s Festival @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Press Release #ICYMI @JohnGrisham @stavsherez | Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2018 announced @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Stav Sherez has tonight (announced 19 July, 9pm) scooped the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for The Intrusions. Now in its fourteenth year, the Award is considered one of the most coveted crime writing prizes in Continue reading Press Release #ICYMI @JohnGrisham @stavsherez | Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2018 announced @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Facing My Fears … #NWC18 @nholten40 @HeideGoody @writingwestmids @JFDavidson1964 @brumradio_books

Yesterday, thanks to the ever-so-awesome Heide Goody and Jonathan Davidson of Writing West Midlands, I had the opportunity to talk about reviewing and blogging at the National Writer’s Conference 2018! OMFG – I was on a panel! 😱 I loved Continue reading Facing My Fears … #NWC18 @nholten40 @HeideGoody @writingwestmids @JFDavidson1964 @brumradio_books

A lot can happen in 4 weeks … @nholten40 @sarahhardy681 @KimTheBookworm @MWCravenUK @bookouture @sbairden @SSCav @MarkBillingham @Choconwaffles

It’s a sunny, Sunday morning and I thought I’d do a wrap-up of what has been happening over the last 4 weeks or so as there has been a lot! I’ll start with the not-so-good thing and end on a Continue reading A lot can happen in 4 weeks … @nholten40 @sarahhardy681 @KimTheBookworm @MWCravenUK @bookouture @sbairden @SSCav @MarkBillingham @Choconwaffles

Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

Whoop! Whoop! You may have already seen the longlist announced but I have to say I am more than excited with the fantabulous authors chosen …especially Alison James’ NOW SHE’S GONE! See the press release below for more details and Continue reading Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

#PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME INCLUDING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION TO THE OPENING EVENT & A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018 Bloody Scotland was thrilled to launch our 2018 programme in Stirling today with Alexander McCall Continue reading #PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed @nholten40 @craigsisterson @ngaiomarshaward

EXCITING NEWS – Press Release 🍾Congratulations to you all! 🍾 https://spark.adobe.com/video/gtWyuj6N3mMX3 Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Continue reading Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed @nholten40 @craigsisterson @ngaiomarshaward

Bloody Scotland reveals McCall Smith launching 2018 programme with one off event 4 June in Stirling! @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH TO MAKE FIRST EVER APPEARANCE AT BLOODY SCOTLAND WHEN HE APPEARS IN STIRLING TO LAUNCH THE PROGRAMME ON MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018 Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival is delighted to announce that it will be marking Continue reading Bloody Scotland reveals McCall Smith launching 2018 programme with one off event 4 June in Stirling! @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Woohoo! I was thrilled to be asked again this year to be a Bloody Scotland reader and equally thrilled to be able to share the announcement of who the judges for the McIlvanney Prize 2018 will be! The 2018 programme Continue reading THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Killer Line up for 2018! #PressRelease @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Woohoo! With the sun shining you can almost feel yourself in Harrogate, surrounded by crime readers and writers … it’s not long now! Thrilled to be able to share this with you all today!  PRESS RELEASE: 19 April 2018 Killer Continue reading Killer Line up for 2018! #PressRelease @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Crime & Publishment 2018 – I Pitched My Novel! @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @CrimeandPublish @OrendaBooks @RusseldMcLean @michaeljmalone1 @PaulTeagueUK @CraigRobertson

Last week I attended Graham Smith’s Crime & Publishment creative writing course/ workshop weekend at The Mill Forge. I first attended last year, with a prologue and a few pages of the first chapter …and nothing else. However, I came Continue reading Crime & Publishment 2018 – I Pitched My Novel! @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @CrimeandPublish @OrendaBooks @RusseldMcLean @michaeljmalone1 @PaulTeagueUK @CraigRobertson

Crime, Christie and Cream Tea! #ComingSoon @LBandSW #LBSW18 @LondonBookFair @nholten40

Now this is something that I think you crime fiction lovers will enjoy! As part of London Book and Screen Week there will be a series of events celebrating literatures leading ladies – How COOL is that!? This event certainly caught Continue reading Crime, Christie and Cream Tea! #ComingSoon @LBandSW #LBSW18 @LondonBookFair @nholten40