Monday 29 November 2010

Book Covers

The cover of my new book HEART BURN is part of a set. Some years ago my publisher decided to brand my books. I think this works particularly well if you are a crime writer. Book covers are like signposts for a reader. The fact that my covers are alike tells the reader that I am covering the same territory in my stories; murder, secrets and love. The reader is confident that if they liked the last of my books then this cover suggests that they will get more of the same. Some writers would hate this but as a crime writer I am happy with it.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Scene of the Crime

Ever noticed a teen crime section in bookshops, alongside the paranormal romances and the picture books? No? Well, you're not alone. Although crime fiction is HUGE for adults, somehow it never seems to get the attention it deserves for teens.
So we've set up this blog to showcase the best in crime writing for teens. We are authors Anne Cassidy and Keren David from London, and Gillian Philip and Linda Strachan from Scotland, and we're going to put books about crime for teens in the spotlight. Our books, of course, and many others.   Let us know who you are, which books you like and which authors you'd like us to feature.