Another year seems to have whizzed past, a sign of getting older? Maybe, or just being busy. It seems only a short while ago I was penning a Happy Christmas and now here we are again and with this, my December newsletter, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your support in 2015 and to wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Christmas and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
With my very best wishes,
December 20 - Fatal Catch - DI Andy Horton 12 released as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle
Trust no one, believe nothing….Detective Inspector Andy Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand. Is it that of missing violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And where is the rest of the corpse? Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem.
If you've enjoyed Fatal Catch or any of Pauline Rowson's crime novels please leave a review on Amazon.
Also available for loan in UK, USA and Commonwealth Libraries
Vote for your favourite crime author for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award
Crime fans everywhere can nominate their favourite crime authors online and the ten authors with the most votes will make up the longlist for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award. The award is not for an individual book but for an author’s entire body of work.
For more information and to vote click here
Writing a crime novel - Choosing characters names
Getting the right name for characters in a novel can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits the character.
I have always had this thing that people should look like their names. When someone is introduced to me I will think yes, you are a Jacqueline or a Malcolm. Other times I will think, oh no, you're definitely a Karen or a Wayne. And so it is with the characters I am creating. The name has to fit. If it's not right then the character isn't right. The name also needs to fit with the age and nationality although you can have exceptions.
So where do I get names from? Read more...
No Man's Fort in the Solent researching for a DI Andy Horton crime novel
November saw me visiting an Amazing Venue literally, thanks to the company bearing that name because they own three landmarks, or should I say seamarks, in the Solent, all of which I am very familiar with having grown up in Portsmouth but none of which I have ever visited. On the 4 November I got the chance to change that and it was indeed a case of the boat waiting for no man as it took me out on to the Solent to the Victorian No Man's Fort in the aid of research for DI Andy Horton number 14.
Read more about my visit to No Man's Fort and see the photographs.
CSI Portsmouth - Saturday 5 March 2016 Tickets on sale from 4 January
Top crime authors and forensic experts are lined up for this thrilling
and informative one day event where crime fiction meets crime fact. The event takes place at Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Tickets on sale from 4 January 2016. More details in the next newsletter and on the website after 4 January.
Events for January and February 2016
1 January 2016
Pauline entertains the members of Midhurst U3A
Pauline was on That's Solent TV, 27 and 28 November talking to Chrissie Pollard about her crime novels and other topical issues along with businessmen guests Rob Dewing and Alex Laxton. Aired on Freeview Channel 8 across the Solent area.
She will be recording an interview on That's Solent TV again on Wednesday 16 December to be screened on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.
Visitors to Portchester Library in Hampshire were treated to an insight into crime writing on Monday 7 December when they heard author Pauline Rowson talk about the inspiration behind her popular Solent crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and her South Coast marine based crime novels featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik.
Read more and see the photographs
To see all Pauline's events for 2016 visit the events page on the website.
That's it for 2015 wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'll be back in 2016.
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