Two-Faced: Powerful Theme In THE OTHER TWIN

Two-Faced: Powerful Theme In THE OTHER TWIN

All About Theme I’m delighted to announce my debut crime novel, The Other Twin, has been selected as one of 9 Harrowing Thrillers with a Twist Of Family Drama by Wiki Ezvid, the world’s first video Wiki! It’s a real honour to appear in this round-up, since ‘harrowing family drama’ is EXACTLY the theme I…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Crime Investigator & Author S C Cunningham

 1) So, who are you & what have you written? Hello there, I’m S C Cunningham. The ‘S’ is for ‘Siobhan’ which is pronounced ‘Shevonne’. I know, I know, it’s a crazy spelling, you try growing up with it!  I’m British-born of Irish parents from Wicklow, Dublin. In Irish when the letters ‘B’ and ‘H’ are placed…

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How To Keep Your Love For Reading

If you’re a life-long lover of books, it can be very disheartening to wake up one day and realise that you just don’t seem to love it anymore. Whether it’s because finding time to read is a struggle between what you want to do and what you should do, or if it’s just because you…

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Sensational Stationery That Helps Me Write

So, we LOVE stationery on this site and today we have top indie author Jane Owen sharing the products that help her write (and in one case, one that DOESN’T!). I LOVE the idea of the ‘Blue Peter box’, I might just get me one of these myself! If you want to share your favourite…

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10 of the Most Shocking Social Media Murders

Killing someone over a blog or social media posting is pure fantasy, right? Think again … In my crime debut for Orenda Books, The Other Twin, my protagonist Poppy discovers her sister India had been writing a blog in the run up to her death by (supposed) suicide. On it, India has detailed a number…

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Top 5 Brilliant Books Set In Brighton

My crime debut, The Other Twin, is set in Brighton, UK. I grew up in  a seaside town myself, plus Brighton is perhaps best known for its LGBT community (a key theme in the book), so I wanted to bring this place to life in my writing … So I looked to how others had…

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BEST OF 3: My Inspiring Secret Library

When someone asks you which books have influenced you, it’s very easy to fall into the ‘expected’ answers … Often because they’re true! It’s no secret how much I loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, especially as it prompted me to give crime writing a whirl myself. So when Cafe Thinking asked me to name 3…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Mike Thomas

 1) So, who are you & what have you written? In short: a fortysomething, six feet six, seventeen stone ex-cop turned author and writer-for-hire. I live with my family in the recently-burned-down middle of Portugal, having moved here four of years ago. I was a police officer in South Wales for more than two decades,…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Paul Harrison

1) So, who are you & what have you written? Hi, my name is Paul Harrison, I’m a retired police detective with a career spanning three decades. I’ve also worked at the Royal Courts of Justice with High Court Judges, and with charities working in the support field for survivors of child sex abuse. Check out my…

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