Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Calling all aspiring crime writers. Here's a chance to listen to me talk about crime writing AND hear my agent tell you how to get published!

I'll be taking part in a Crime Day during Lincoln Book Festival next week, with a full day of crime fiction events taking place on Thursday 12th May at East Midlands Media & Technology Enterprise Centre, part of the Lincoln University campus.

Other authors appearing are Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid, and a panel of experts will give you writing and publishing advice. The panel consists of agent Teresa Chris (who represents me, among many others), editorial consultant Lisanne Radice, senior editor Kate Lyall-Grant, and award-winning author Laura Wilson.

Lincoln is a lovely historic city, and the university campus is on the waterfront at Brayford Wharf. How can you miss it?

Programme for the day:

10:30am: Panel of industry experts talk about how to get published
11:30am: Talk by Stephen Booth
Buy your tickets here for the morning session
2pm: The panel discuss major elements in writing
3pm: Talk by Sophie Hannah
Buy your tickets here for the afternoon session
6.30 pm: Meet Val McDermid, creator of psychologist, Dr Tony Hill (tickets £10)

Places are £6 for a half day, £10 for both sessions, £15 including Val McDermid event. For the box office, phone 01522 873894 or go to:

Festival website: