Watch/listen: Barnes & Noble Midday Mystery – DIRT CREEK

I’m delighted to announce that Dirt Creek is the Barnes & Noble Mystery & Thriller pick for the month of June! This is a big deal, and it’s been so lovely to see my book featured at Barnes & Nobles across the USA. To celebrate, I’ll be chatting with Alex Segura, author of Secret Identity:Continue reading “Watch/listen: Barnes & Noble Midday Mystery – DIRT CREEK”

Dirt Town wins General Fiction Book of the Year at the ABIAs

Dirt Town has won the General Fiction Book of the Year award at the 2023 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs)! The ABIAs are highly respected in our industry, and to be acknowledged among so many talented authors is truly humbling. I want to express my gratitude to the ABIA judges for selecting Dirt Town fromContinue reading “Dirt Town wins General Fiction Book of the Year at the ABIAs”

Upcoming event – Sydney Writers Festival, Live and Local

Saturday 27 May, 2023 I’ve got an event coming up at Wollongong Town Hall as part of Sydney Writers’ Festival – Live and Local, thanks to the South Coast Writers Centre and Merrigong Theatre! This day-long event includes a live stream of panels direct from Sydney Writers’ Festival, alongside in-person panels. I’m so excited to speakContinue reading “Upcoming event – Sydney Writers Festival, Live and Local”

Dirt Town short-listed for two ABIAs

Winners for the Australian Book Industry Awards are determined through a process of selection, first by the ABIA Academy of more than 200 industry professionals, and then a shortlist and winners are chosen by a judging panel. I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my book, Dirt Town, has been nominated for two awards atContinue reading “Dirt Town short-listed for two ABIAs”

Dirt Town long-listed for a 2023 CWA Dagger

Very pleased to say that the U.K. edition of DIRT TOWN has made the longlist for the Crime Writers’ Association ILP John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger award! “This Dagger is for the best crime novel by a first-time author of any nationality with their first novel of any kind published in the UK in English during the judgingContinue reading “Dirt Town long-listed for a 2023 CWA Dagger”

Read: Ten questions with Hayley Scrivenor, Vicarious Thrills blog

I was honoured to be asked to contribute to the Vicarious Thrills blog, which aims to inform emerging and aspiring crime and thriller writers about the industry and process of publication. I thoroughly enjoyed answering KC’s thoughtful questions (I particularly loved the one about the first thing I bought with my advance…). Also, check outContinue reading “Read: Ten questions with Hayley Scrivenor, Vicarious Thrills blog”

Dirt Creek makes the 2023 Barry Awards Best First Mystery Crime Novel shortlist

Dirt Creek has been nominated for Best First Mystery or Crime Novel by a panel of crime and mystery experts, thanks to the Deadly Pleasures Online Mystery Magazine. Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies of San Diego Bouchercon on August 31, 2023. As stated on the Deadly Pleasures website: “All readers of Deadly Pleasures areContinue reading “Dirt Creek makes the 2023 Barry Awards Best First Mystery Crime Novel shortlist”

International Thriller Writers shortlist Dirt Town for Best First Novel

The International Thriller Writers have announced the nominees for the 2023 Thriller Awards, which honour excellence in thriller writing. Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XVIII on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. Congratulations to my fellow nominees in the Best First Novel category!

Dirt Creek: A Novel shortlisted in the Lambda Literary Awards, USA.

I am thrilled to say that DIRT CREEK: A Novel (which is the U.S. edition of my first novel) has been shortlisted for the 2023 Lammy Award for LGBTQ+ Mystery! It is one of five finalists for the award in this category. The Lambda Literary Awards were created in 1989 (the year I was born!)Continue reading “Dirt Creek: A Novel shortlisted in the Lambda Literary Awards, USA.”

Dirt Town makes CrimeFest Debut Crime Novel shortlist

Dirt Town has been nominated for Crimefest Bristol‘s Specsavers Crime Fiction Debut Award! The award is for a crime novel by debut author first published in the United Kingdom in 2022. I find myself in some truly excellent company! Nominees include: – Amen Alonge for A Good Day to Die (Quercus)– Graham Bartlett for Bad for Good (Allison &Continue reading “Dirt Town makes CrimeFest Debut Crime Novel shortlist”