Read all about it!

A few days ago the wonderful Jove Belle let me loose on the Women and Words blog and I promised I’d let you all see the other “newspaper atricles” I wrote about the murder in my new book Collide-O-Scope. These fake newspaper articles are something I wrote while I was building my fictional world and filling it out. It helps me stay submerged in the world I create while working out some of the minute details for the book. I’m asked quite often about my writing process as it seems to be a little different to the way other people work. I’m going to blame that on being a slightly eccentric, writer type person. 😉

But anyway, this was part of my process in writing Collide-O-Scope, so I thought I’d share…

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This was the first “newspaper” to pick up the story. A daily local paper with a good grasp of local events and happenings.

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The Hunstanton Weekly then had a tough act to follow, but this small “newspaper” outlet managed to capture a great human interest angle in this local tradgedy.

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The King’s Lynn Metro has bigger concerns than just one murder victim, and our story didn’t make it above the fold. Still, they manage to raise a few questions about it all and the police departments handling of local crime.

Okay, time to go visit my shrink and see what pills she’s got to offer me this time.

Oh, but before I go, Collide-O-Scope is a murder mystery story set on the North Norfolk Coast and is now available from Ylva. If you enjoyed these “newspaper” articles, You’ll probably enjoy the story too.


An unidentified woman is found murdered on the North Norfolk Coastal Path and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and Kings Lynn’s CID have the task of figuring out whom, how, and why. A job that’s made more difficult when everyone of the forty residents in the village has something to hide and answers her questions with a string of lies.

Georgina Temple has her own secrets to keep, and her own reasons to keep them. But her growing attraction to Kate makes it increasingly difficult to keep them.

Kate’s investigation into the woman’s death delves into the heart of the tiny fishing village where nothing and no one is quite what they seem.

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