The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Exciting news! Join me in congratulating these fabulous authors for making either the #shortlist for debut authors or the #longlist for the McIlvanney Prize. All amazing – going to be tough to call!  SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT SCOTTISH Continue reading The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Longlists Announced 🥂🍾 @nholten40 @the_cwa #CrimeFiction #PressRelease

✨🥂🍾✨ It’s celebration time as the #DaggerLonglist is announced by the CWA 🙌🏻 I am absolutely thrilled to see some of my friends on this list as well as some favourites – I’ve highlighted in red the peeps I would Continue reading CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Longlists Announced 🥂🍾 @nholten40 @the_cwa #CrimeFiction #PressRelease

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED… #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

<Insert all the crying faces here> I think most of us expected this news, and although it is totally understandable and the right thing to do – it doesn’t mean I (or anyone else) has to pretend to be happy. Continue reading BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED… #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD… #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

Yesterday I received the books I need to read and score as I once again was asked to be a Bloody Scotland reader! Myself and others are given 4-6 books to read over 6-8 weeks and score. 🤐Our lips are Continue reading BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD… #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

London Book Fair 2020 Award Winners Announced #PressRelease @nholten40 @LondonBookFair

The winners of the UK Book Blog Awards 2020, recognising the importance of social media influencers to the book world are as below: Book Podcaster of the Year: Sentimental Garbage With The Comma Press Podcast being highly commended by the Continue reading London Book Fair 2020 Award Winners Announced #PressRelease @nholten40 @LondonBookFair

FIRST NAMES REVEALED! #TheakstonsCrime #HIF2020 #PressRelease @nholten40 @HarrogateFest

Eeeeeek!!! I’m always excited by this announcement as it means I can start my countdown to Harrogate – Theakstons Crime Festival! Hurrah! This year I am incredibly excited by the line up as there are so many of my FAVOURITE Continue reading FIRST NAMES REVEALED! #TheakstonsCrime #HIF2020 #PressRelease @nholten40 @HarrogateFest

NOIRELAND Returns in 2020 with a One-Day Festival 👏🏻 @nholten40 @NOIRELANDfest @angelaontour

Belfast’s NOIRELAND International Crime Festival is returning on 28 March 2020. This year’s one-day festival showcases some of Ireland’s greatest crime novelists, lends a helping hand to aspiring writers, and highlights Belfast significant impact on the world of crime fiction, Continue reading NOIRELAND Returns in 2020 with a One-Day Festival 👏🏻 @nholten40 @NOIRELANDfest @angelaontour

News from @CrimeFest! #PressRelease @nholten40

Lynda La Plante, Laura Lippman and Robert Goddard to headline 2020 CrimeFest. – HURRAH! Headline authors for CrimeFest – one of Europe’s biggest crime fiction conventions – have been announced. The 2020 convention sponsored by Specsavers is hosted from 4 Continue reading News from @CrimeFest! #PressRelease @nholten40

EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland

OMG YAY! I’m a little bit excited today for a few reasons! I’ll be on my way shortly to Bloody Scotland crime festival in Stirling to catch up with my #partnersincrime while we #fangirl/boy over our favourite crime writers. I’m Continue reading EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland

Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimefortheDead #Review @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @Blazespage @MorecambeVice @BOTBSPublicity

Absolutely delighted to be sharing my review of Lin Anderson’s TIME FOR THE DEAD as part of the Morecambe & Vice blog tour organised by Book on the Bright Side Publicity. I am thrilled to be interviewing Lin on stage Continue reading Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimefortheDead #Review @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @Blazespage @MorecambeVice @BOTBSPublicity

👀📰#PressRelease #FourFinalistsRevealed #McIlvanneyPrize @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

In case you missed the announcement from earlier today, I’m so excited to share the short-list for the McIlvanney Prize 2019! Keep reading to find out more:   THE FOUR FINALISTS ARE REVEALED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK Continue reading 👀📰#PressRelease #FourFinalistsRevealed #McIlvanneyPrize @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

What’s Happened & What’s Happening… #Highlights @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @WaterstonesGla @MorecambeVice @BloodyScotland @0neMoreChapter_ @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

What better way to kick off a new month than to have a look back at some of the highlights of the summer and look ahead at some of the things I’m super excited about in the next few weeks! Continue reading What’s Happened & What’s Happening… #Highlights @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @WaterstonesGla @MorecambeVice @BloodyScotland @0neMoreChapter_ @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

#ADeadlyConvergence #ExclusiveNewStory #ComingSoon #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Beathhigh @valmcdermid @cbrookmyre @louisewelsh00 @Brownlee_Donald

More exciting news coming your way from Bloody Scotland today! Check out the latest press release here: Four of Scotland’s bestselling crime writers are pooling their talents to write their first joint short story together, ahead of this month’s Bloody Continue reading #ADeadlyConvergence #ExclusiveNewStory #ComingSoon #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Beathhigh @valmcdermid @cbrookmyre @louisewelsh00 @Brownlee_Donald

2019 The Year of Making Dreams Come True! @BloodyScotland Reveals their #CrimeInTheSpotlight Writers and I am one of them!! @nholten40 @Beathhigh @NicolaSturgeon @the_cwa @thrillerwriters @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam

This was me – literally – when I found out the news…and what’s that news?? Read the press release from Bloody Scotland to find out because I am still pinching myself… BLOODY SCOTLAND REVEALS THEIR ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS Continue reading 2019 The Year of Making Dreams Come True! @BloodyScotland Reveals their #CrimeInTheSpotlight Writers and I am one of them!! @nholten40 @Beathhigh @NicolaSturgeon @the_cwa @thrillerwriters @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam

FIRST MINISTER, NICOLA STURGEON TO TAKE THE STAGE WITH IAN RANKIN AT BLOODY SCOTLAND – Sat whaaaat? 🙌🏻👏🏻 #PressRelease @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald

Woohoo! What a headline! Nicola Sturgeon to take the stage with Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland Bloody Scotland is delighted to reveal that the ‘special guest’ interviewing Ian Rankin on Saturday 21 September will be First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. A Continue reading FIRST MINISTER, NICOLA STURGEON TO TAKE THE STAGE WITH IAN RANKIN AT BLOODY SCOTLAND – Sat whaaaat? 🙌🏻👏🏻 #PressRelease @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald