On Writing: Supporting Characters with Phaedra Patrick

While some books can hold their own with a solid, unshakeable protagonist (ahem, Jack Reacher), most books need to have an array of interesting, fully-realised supporting characters. Where would Bridget Jones be without her chain-smoking, straight-talking friends and family? Or where would Frodo be without the Fellowship? Probably wouldn’t have made it past his front…

7 Things You Need To Know About The Killing Grounds

Today marks the publication of The Killing Grounds by Jack Ford, the first novel in an exciting new international thriller series. So, what do you need to know? The series introduces ex- US Navy-turned-investigator Thomas J Cooper – a complicated but brilliant hero who, after a terrifying encounter with Somali pirates, is left devastated, damaged…

Martina’s 25th Anniversary Gift

Martina Cole teamed up with The Reading Agency to give libraries all over the country free copies of Dangerous Lady. Libraries have been tweeting their glee at receiving the special anniversary editions   Martina has been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency since 2013 and is a passionate advocate for the cause. She says “I’m…