Originally from Sussex, now living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm a bookseller, a voracious reader and I'm working on my third manuscript - I am getting ready to upload my second soon. I love to read mysteries. I want a story to grab my attention and refuse to let go.
I back what I like sometimes my picks are in the top five - other times they're not. I do my best to give constructive criticism from a bookseller's point of view.
My MO has changed since last year. I don't respond to pitch messages any more. I prowl the new thriller lists, once I've read an ms I'll comment on it and if I really like it I will push it to my bookshelf and there it will stay until it arrives at the editors desk (like Stonefish or Apocalypse Then) or falls below the 1000 mark. If you choose to read my book I want honest feedback - not flattery. My goal isn't the Editor's desk it is polishing another book for publication.
I'm really grateful to all those authonomites (er is that the plural of authonomy readers?) who commented and backed Rollover last year. You're all amazing.
Rollover is heading for publication. I've got a fantastic editor. Watch this space for publication dates:-)
Not been on recently because of a car wreck but as I'm about to enter the editor phase, I'm going to read and comment all the books I have on my list but no more for the time being. I've gained some pretty valuable feedback from those of you kind enough to provide it (and over 140 backings) and once I've shepherded Rollover to publication I'll be looking for feedback on my second book.
9/18/10 I've taken Rollover off the the site - see above.
11/28/10 All those who have requested read swaps and re-backings or even re-reads I wish I could oblige but for now things are so crazy that I'm going to have to pass. I'm hoping to be back on the site with a second ms next year.
Current favourites include
Typhoon by Charles Cummings
The Man in The White Suit by Ben Collins
Blind Descent by James M Tabor
Good Thief's Guide to Vegas by Chris Ewan
A Lesson In Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
Packing For Mars by Mary Roach
Monkeewrench by PJ Tracy
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