Find DEFENDER to buy on Amazon (in hardback, e-book and audio).


Amery Club, Willenhall –  Meet & Greet

Saturday 18th February, 19:30 (on to the Pool Hayes Pub around 21:30)

Armed with my Sharpie and even Sharpier drawing skills, I’ll be around to sign any and all copies of DEFENDER. Please come along, even if it’s just to say hi, have a crafy drink, or enjoy a good chinwag.


Edit: This turned into a mini-reunion with these lovely girlies. I hadn’t seen most of them for more than fifteen years!


 An Interview with G X Todd – Stourbridge Library

 Saturday 18th March, 10:30 – 12:30


A free event, including chat about Dudley’s local reading groups and all the wonderful books they have to offer.

For more details, please click here.




wordpool_white_guy – Blackpool Arts & Libraries Festival of Words
Thursday 30th March, 12:30 – 14:00 at Layton Library, Blackpool

An annual festival held in Blackpool to help improve literacy and educational achievement through working with exciting authors. I feel very honoured to have been asked to participate in an “In Conversation” event with Kit de Waal. It even comes with a light lunch. For tickets and more information, please click here.


Eastercon 2017

Friday 14th – Monday 17th April, Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

Eastercon is a volunteer run, not-for-profit convention run by fans for fans, authors, artists, publishers, scientists, academics and geeks in general to get together, network have fun, and above all share a love of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other geeky things. I’ll be taking part in some form or another, so check back closer to the date.



Thursday 18th – Friday 19th May, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

crimefest-low-res-2017CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar. I’ll be taking part in two panels:

Debut Authors: An Infusion of Fresh Blood

Friday, 09:00 – 09:50 with Malin Persson Giolitto, Matthew Richardson, and Matt Wesolowski.

Obsession: Passion, Mania, or simple Enthusiasm?

Friday, 16:00 – 16:50 with Claire Kendal, Sarah Stovell, Leslie Thomson, and moderated by Stav Sherez.


Driven By Words

A podcast series hosted on board Walsall Mobile Library. We will be inviting authors, readers, and industry folk aboard for a lovely scenic drive and cozy chat. Listen to:

Polly Ho Yen – author of The Boy in the Tower and Where Monsters Lie (currently longlisted for the Carnegie Medal).

Kit de Waal – author of My Name is Leon (Penguin Viking).

John Connolly – author of the Charlie Parker series, one of my all-time favourite books The Book of Lost Things (Hodder & Stoughton), and two short story compilations.


Weekly podcasts and events, all centred around stories and the people who tell them.

We have interviews with authors (Claire North, Mike Gayle, Helen Fitzgerald, Laura Lippman and many more), comedians (such as Sara Pascoe and Rachel Wheeley), industry folk in publishing, as well as a whole raft of others. Click here to explore.

ThankBookFor also has its own radio show on Wolverhamption Community Radio, every Wed/Thurs 12midnight- 1am. There’s a playback feature, too, so you don’t have to lose any sleep 😀