Undercover: Crime Shorts is once again featured - 14th September 2022 - on the global author podcast, The Authors Show, where I chat to my fab host, Linda Thompson, about writing my collection of short stories, and the inspiration for them.
And it is that surprise at the end of the story that I try to give my readers. I want them to sit back like I have when I've written the end, and say, 'Cripes, seriously?' I never expected that!'
Meet Marko - not his real name by the way. He lives a double life; one life is lived under the radar as the leader of BRATVA (a Russian Mafia gang), and the other as an Oligarch who has the ear of the Kremlin...but for how long?
Join me on my walk around Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. Park of the Crown Estate. Windsor Castle is within walking distance. My idea of heaven.
The Girl in the Van has multiple sub-plots with three main characters (Laura, Miriana, and Ellie), each of whom has a story to tell.
One of the sub-plots of The Girl in the Van turns on a vicious contemporary crime that I want to expose and bring to greater public awareness. For this reason, I’m relaxed about it being a (small) plot spoiler. ‘County lines’, as it’s known in the UK, is a form of modern slavery where vulnerable children and teens are groomed by criminal gangs and used to carry drugs from cities out to smaller towns or rural areas, often far from their home.
My 11th anniversary of becoming a published author.
How I almost missed this I've no idea. Until another author reminded me about the 10th anniversary of our inclusion in an anthology together, I would have missed the 11th anniversary of being a published author. She made me think!
Benny 'the fence' handed over the money for the diamonds, no questions asked. He didn't know her name, didn't want to. The sulky blonde had been using him for years and so far things had worked just fine...
Secrets, lies, evasion, and snatched moments of happiness. One guitarist, two girls, and an epic love triangle. Only One Woman the ultimate St. Valentine's Day read.
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Short Stories, Poetry Anthologies, Singing our Spelling and Times Tables, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton…
I love writing short stories. Transporting someone with little time to read a full novel, or who doesn't enjoy full-length books, into another world or reality. Getting them to suspend their disbelief as they dive into a good yarn for an hour or less.