MarciaA big thank you to everyone who took part in the first ever Hastings LitFest!  It was a bigger, better and more successful event than we could have dared hope – so we’re doing it again!  The theme for LitFest 2019 is In Other Words, and it takes place from 30 August to 1 September. Short story, Poem and Flash Fiction competitions are now open.  For more information visit Hastings Literary Festival

I am now a member of the Crime Writers’ Association. The CWA, which brings together published crime writers, including writers of non-fiction, was founded in 1953 and currently has over 700 members across the UK and overseas. The CWA publishes a monthly journal, Red Herrings, and organises events for members regionally and

nationally throughout the year.  Associate Membership is available for editors, agents and booksellers. I look forward to meeting other members during 2019.

Other news

Forthcoming: The Habitat of the Dartford Warbler – Three middle-aged men, apparently unknown to each other and in three seemingly unconnected incidents, disappear from their homes in the space of a few days. What does this have to do with an estate agent, a nightclub tribute act, and a teenage boy? I’m working on it.