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The Synesthete’s Guide to the Characters in Dark Things I Adore

In my debut thriller Dark Things I Adore, gifted painting student Audra Colfax lures predatory professor…

Emma Curtis on the inspiration behind Invite Me In and why she loves writing domestic noir

Back in 2017 I had a conversation with a friend who has been paraplegic ever…

Ian Green on worldbuilding in fantasy and the journey to publication

When I was wee I used to spend hours clambering the ruins of castles and…

Anna Kent on the inspiration behind psychological thriller The House of Whispers

The House of Whispers is primarily a story about guilt. The idea was sparked by…

Stephanie Burgis on fulfilling her wildest fantasies from childhood when writing The Raven Heir

When I was a little kid, my best friend insisted that she definitely wanted to…

Sarah Langan’s top five fantastic non-fiction books that’ll make you wish you lived on Mars (in the best of ways)

Good Neighbours author Sarah Langan shares five fantastic non-fiction books that will make you wish you lived on Mars…

Alison Booth on the inspiration for The Painting

When I was very young, I remember seeing, in a book in my father’s study,…

Alex Dahl on the inspiration and research behind Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever tells the story of experienced psychotherapist, Kristina Moss, and her troubled client, Leah…

Ellen Alpsten on The Tsarina’s Daughter: A People’s Princess

Never before has there been so much interest in female power, be it historically, or…

Katy Moran on her top five wildly badly behaved fictional families

Don’t get me wrong, I love a tightly constructed plot and an immersive bit of…

Hélene Fermont on what inspired her to write The Matchmaker

THE MATCHMAKER is my fifth psychological thriller. I get to meet so many wonderful people…

The Patient Man author Joy Ellis on the Fenland location of her books

We never intended to move to the Lincolnshire Fens. When my partner, Jacqueline, retired after…