Happy Publication Day to G. S. Locke, who last week saw publication of the paperback for Six, their brand new crime thriller and the first featuring criminal defence lawyer, Jon Shaw, who comes face to face with Danny Hallam, the man he tried to murder twenty-five years ago.
Click here to order your copy now.
Chosen as their Pick of the Week, and perfect for fans of Black Mirror, it was given 5*, and billed as "[a] clever, tense read."
With Girls Who Lie released last month, The Creak on the Stairs has garnered a number of accolades since its publication in March 2020 (Orenda Books):
**WINNER of the Storytel Award for Best Crime Novel 2020**
**WINNER of the Blackbird Award for Best Icelandic Crime Novel**
**SHORTLISTED for the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Independent Voice**
**SHORTLISTED for the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Debut Novel**
**LONGLISTED for the CWA New Blood Dagger**
After seven novels, author Louise Beech last week wrote about her decision to give up the "day job" and begin writing full-time. The story was subsequently picked up by Hull Daily Mail and you can read the entire article here.
While we are unable to divulge too much information at this stage, after already building up a successful writing career, the future looks even brighter for Louise, and we cannot wait to tell you more...
The course, which will take place in the beautiful Cotswolds-grounds of Hawkwood, promises that:
"This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to write about the world around them. You’ll focus on learning to see, hear, smell and above all feel a connection with the wild. Sharpen how to notice what is all around you, take notes to help you capture that special moment, find ways of describing the sights and sounds of nature and then set your thoughts down on paper to be read by others."
To find out more and book your tickets, click here.
Thorne Ryan of Aria bought World English Rights, and The Shape of Happiness will be published July 2022 in hardback and ebook, with the second novel following in 2023.
Phyllida Shrimpton’s novel Sunflowers in February (published February 2019) won the Red Book Award for YA Fiction. The Shape of Happiness is inspired by her relationship with her father, and a decades-old letter she found that introduced her to a forgotten side of the man she thought she knew.
To find out more about this exciting acquisition, click here.