National Reading Groups Day 2019

Saturday, 15 June
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ever thought of joining a book group, but wondered what it might be like?

If you want to find out more, come join me and East Ayrshire Libraries for a fun day celebrating all things reading and reading groups.

I will be giving a talk about my debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker and how it has proved both a popular, and sometimes controversial, choice for reading groups in Scotland and across the UK.

We will then indulge in afternoon tea, including a glass of fizz, and general chit chat about the joys of reading and discussing books for pleasure – from both an authors and a readers point of view.

The Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU. Tickets are £10 from East Ayrshire Libraries.

St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend

Friday, 16 August - Sunday, 18 August
12:00 am

Tea on the lawn. Whodunnit in the dining hall. Murder in the lecture room. 

Join me and a whole roster of outstanding crime writers for a weekend conference exploring Changemakers: the writers who have transformed the genre.

Based at St Hilda’s College in Oxford, this unique event features a series of talks given by crime writers, on a single theme, that then broadens into a wider dialogue between speakers and audience.

Participation also includes a riverside drinks reception, the PD James Conference Dinner and ‘whodunnit’, book signings, goodie bags and prizes.

Speakers include Lin Anderson, Nicci French, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Will Dean, Sarah Hilary, Val McDermid and Andrew Taylor, with special guest, Denise Mina.

Tickets available from St Hilda’s College.

A Three Day Weekend Pass to all events is an early bird rate of £190 if booked before March 31st. Meals and drinks receptions can be added as optional extras, for an additional fee.

A student ticket to all events is £100, not including meals or drinks.

Single day tickets from £75 – £210, including meals and drinks.