As well as writing British crime thrillers, I often do temporary work in big business. The life of a temporary worker is itself an inspiration to a writer. In fact, I didn’t hesitate to use it in my thriller Up In Smoke. Flitting through different organisations while scarcely leaving a trace, Susan sees herself as invisible, as if she were wearing a high-vis jacket.
I’m a big fan of businesses, both large and small. It isn’t because I could write about them (all the companies in my crime thrillers are fictional), but because I believe they pay for all the good things in our lives, through the wages and taxes they contribute to society. Ultimately, those taxes pay for libraries, schools, roads, hospitals – the list is almost endless. Of course, companies who don’t pay fair wages and taxes are pursued by the public and press nowadays, and rightly so.
Are you in business? If so, have you thought about writing an e-book to gain more traction in your marketplace? It’s really easy to do. Find out more in this guest blog I wrote last year, for Women Outside The Box. In fact, I’m also speaking to a WOTB breakfast meeting in Corsham, Wiltshire, on Thursday 2nd July – you can book tickets here. It would be great to see you there!