Well this is pretty awesome… @JP_Books @mariwriter @TheakstonsCrime OH MY! 👏🏻😱 @nholten40 #PressRelease #Harrogate #CrimeFestival

When this juicy bit of news dropped into my inbox…I may have squealed with delight! For those of you heading to Harrogate for the annual crime festival next year…THIS is some of what you have to look forward to! One Continue reading Well this is pretty awesome… @JP_Books @mariwriter @TheakstonsCrime OH MY! 👏🏻😱 @nholten40 #PressRelease #Harrogate #CrimeFestival

Morecambe & Vice: Fantastic Time Had By All… #MorecambeViceCrimeWritersFestival @nholten40 @MorecambeVice

It has been a few weeks since I attended Morecambe & Vice Crime Writer’s Festival but I wanted to do a wee shout-out and highlight it as I had such a good time! I arrived on Friday and settled in Continue reading Morecambe & Vice: Fantastic Time Had By All… #MorecambeViceCrimeWritersFestival @nholten40 @MorecambeVice

Two Bloody Weeks Since #MyBloodyScotland Experience… @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @McDevitt_Bob @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2018

Wow! I can’t believe two weeks have gone by and I am only getting around to share my #BloodyScotland experience with you now. I could say it was because it has taken so long to come down from the high Continue reading Two Bloody Weeks Since #MyBloodyScotland Experience… @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @McDevitt_Bob @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2018

A book launch with a difference! #TheHangingPsalm #Leeds @nholten40 @fictionfound @ChrisNickson2 @severnhouse

When I received an email from Founding Fiction for an invitation to step back into the world of 1820s Leeds in a treasure hunt for extracts from Chris Nickson’s new release ‘The Hanging Psalm’, I was immediately intrigued. Although I Continue reading A book launch with a difference! #TheHangingPsalm #Leeds @nholten40 @fictionfound @ChrisNickson2 @severnhouse

Denzil Meyrick #Q&A #TheRelentlessTide #DCIDaley #MeetTheAuthors @BloodyScotland @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @Lochlomonden @DouglasSkelton1 @NlBro @PolygonBooks @ko_dahl

I am over the moon to be taking part in the Bloody Scotland Blog Tour once again and this year, I have the pleasure of a Q&A with the fabulous DENZIL MEYRICK! I’ll tell you a little about Denzil first Continue reading Denzil Meyrick #Q&A #TheRelentlessTide #DCIDaley #MeetTheAuthors @BloodyScotland @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @Lochlomonden @DouglasSkelton1 @NlBro @PolygonBooks @ko_dahl

OMG! How Exciting Is This! NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival will be returning in March 2019. @nholten40 @angelaontour @NOIRElandfest

When I get a press release from the fabulous Angela McMahon, I always get excited. And I wasn’t wrong – because today it seems the news that NOIREland will be back in 2019 is abound! Woohoo! Check out the details Continue reading OMG! How Exciting Is This! NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival will be returning in March 2019. @nholten40 @angelaontour @NOIRElandfest

#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