The Art of Procrastination & Making Crime Pay

After what seems like forever, I've finally got started on the final book in the Terror trilogy. Why has it taken so long, you may well ask? I would love to be all arty about it and call it writer's block, but the simple truth is far from it. Procrastination is the answer, plain and straight! I'd somehow gotten it into my head that I couldn't start this book properly until I had the title for it sorted in my head. This despite both the first two books having only working titles throughout the writing process and me knowing full well that the title could be changed in the edits anyhow. Still, I stuck to my guns / excuses until after upwards of 20 working titles, I finally settled on one. I can now exclusively reveal that the final book in the Terror trilogy will be called, "Certain Terror". That is unless my Editor doesn't like it lol.

I haven't just been resting on my laurels though. In the last few weeks I've started to teach a Crime Fiction Writing Course in the beautiful, Clotsworthy House, slap, bang in the middle of the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens (and more importantly, practically on my doorstep).


We've also been busy at The Merlin Project too, with the finalising of a suite of writing workshops designed and ready for roll out to schools and community groups all over Northern Ireland. I can't wait to get started on those. We've also began work on the programme for The Northern Ireland Festival of Writing, which promises to be even more huge and even more successful than the last.


I'm also delighted to announce that I will be involved in a number of events for LibrariesNI as part of #BookWeekNI in October.

In the meantime though, I better get cracking on this book...unless of course I get stuck on the tagline lol.


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