Join me next week in the quintessentially English village of Hawkesbury Upton for the Cotswolds’ loveliest literary festival. There’s a packed programme of events, and everything is free. I’ll be chairing a panel at noon, on novels inspired by day jobs. Scarily, every single author on the panel writes crime fiction!
Pleased to meet you!
I love meeting readers, and I’ll keep you posted about live readings of my fiction both on this page and in my newsletter (sign up here and get a free e-book). As well as the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival on 27th April, I’ll be reading a short story at Birmingham’s beertastic Gunmakers Arms on 30th April and dropping into the Oakwood Litfest in Derby on 18th May.
The Magic Money Tree! A crime story on the radio…
John Bly makes a fortune from New Year’s Eve evildoing, so why should this time be any different? This festive little crime story was broadcast by BBC Radio Bristol on 21st December. Want to hear it? You can see me reading the story in this video, and download it to read yourself here.
I’ve also recently been interviewed by the Crime Fiction Lounge and Switch FM’s New Curiosities Box arts show. Their interviewers are extremely skilled, and I’m sure I gave away more secrets than I intended.
Easy reading with large print!
Did you know 10% of us are dyslexic? I believe everyone deserves a paperback that’s easy to read, so I’m thrilled to have published a new large print dyslexia-friendly version of crime thriller Up In Smoke. There are traditional paperback and e-book editions as well (all links I’ve given are for Amazon UK, but the book is also available on other Amazon sites and on iBooks, Kobo etc). My Trail series of crime thrillers and an earlier book, After The Interview, are also on sale in a choice of formats – find out more here.
Do you have an old copy of Up In Smoke?
If you have an old copy of Up In Smoke – with a cover decorated with dollar signs – let me know, and I’ll replace it with a new one. I’ve made a few tweaks to the book, and I’d like you to have the most up to date version – with artist Paul Humphreys’ brilliant new book cover, above. Just email me at aaabbott[at]aaabbott.co.uk. I’ll send new e-books anywhere in the world and swap paperbacks in the UK (to send back your paperback, email me for my address, please. I’ll send you a new book, signed, as soon as I receive yours).