There are various ways of ensuring you write the best work that you can.
You owe it to yourself as well as your potential readers.
'A HOSTILE STATE' - (Marc Portman No 5) - is out in paperback TODAY.
Portman is in Lebanon on a last-minute assignment. A straightforward collect-and-go job, they said.
At least it should have been.Ambushed by a surprise attack, it's clear that someone must have had advance warning of Portman's arrival. But who is his unseen enemy - clearly one with considerable resources - and why do they want him dead? More importantly, how could his attacker have known of his movements with less than 24 hours' notice?
Beginners - 'Growing a Thick Skin'
Peter's debut, 'The Shelter' (Bloodhound Books - June), is a psychological thriller about a natural disaster, survival and fanaticism.
Community leader, Pastor Quincy Gordon, has built a church within the walls of the bunker which he calls Salvation.
While the storm rages outside, the Pastor locks the doors, trapping everyone inside. Soon the prisoners will come to wish they'd taken their chances with mother nature. Because what lurks inside the shelter is much more dangerous...
This is the first in a trilogy and the central character is SOCO Maya Barton, who is finding her feet while trying to convince her colleagues that a death she is investigating is the work of a serial killer.Available now.
This month's piece in May's edition of Writing Magazine is all about fine tuning. Nothing to do with ensuring every dot and comma is present, but more to do with what the reader might eventually see - and miss - in your writing. (And yes, it's always a surprise finding out which character a reader has fastened on against all the author's expectations. It's part of the fun).
April's edition of Writing Magazine - yes, it's already out - carries my latest Beginners piece called 'Do Your Own Thing', and this month's New Author profile, Sarah Lawton.
Sarah's debut is called 'All the Little Things' and it's central theme is one of relationships, (in this case between mother and daughter), of secrets and revenge, and the inevitable repercussions that follow.
Read 'Do Your Own Thing' below: