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Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Considering I’m a a relative newby in terms of exploring the realms of online PR, it’s a comfort to know there are others who don’t always have it down pat either. I came across this interesting article – click here – which I intend to study meticulously… Why learn the hard way through your own […]

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Killer narrators…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

There are hundreds of thousands of crime/thriller/mystery books in the world with murderous goings on (many of which we publish I might add…) but how many of these books are actually narrated by the killers themselves? Well,  Richard Jay Parker has come up with a few of his favourites here on Flashlight Worthy. It’s a […]

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Post-wedding bells!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Hello all! Here I am bouncing back onto the blog fully refreshed, rejuvenated and renamed! Finally I have become Mrs Crooks and am looking forward immensely to never having to give table plans or flower arrangements any attention ever again. Phew! With all this loved-up cheer (only slightly battered after the first encounter with my […]

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The Brixton Bard and another Tap Natch Poet

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Whilst most writers give talks at bookshops and libraries, Brixton-born Jamaican writer Alex Wheatle (acclaimed author of the cult classic Brixton Rock and the more recent Island Songs) is a regular speaker at schools and prisons. Inspiring young offenders and students with his background and story and encouraging them to read books and express themselves […]

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A tribute to Catherine Lockerbie and the Authors’ Yurt.

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is well underway now. I’ve been lucky enough, not only to have attended several times in the past, but to have a) had the pleasure of meeting the woman behind the success of this world-class event, Catherine Lockerbie (pictured) and b) had the honour, whilst accompanying an author, of being […]

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Shall thy listen to the rules of marketing?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

I recently ordered a copy of Darcy Bussell’s Pilates for Life DVD off Amazon. (This is my attempt to keep fit now that I have temporarily frozen my gym membership – simultaneously contributing to Fitness First’s loss in earnings as reported in the papers this week.) Anyway, the DVD arrived in the post and enclosed […]

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Stuart Pawson speaking at Kippax (Leeds) Library

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Monday 14th September, 5:30 – 6:30pm     KIPPAX LIBRARY, LEEDS Meet crime-writer Stuart Pawson, author of the popular Charlie Priest series, who will be talking about his books and taking any questions at Kippax Library, Westfield Lane in Leeds. For more information call the library on 0113 214 6802.

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FOUR OF OUR TITLES ON THE BESTSELLERS LIST!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Vampires, historical crime, chick-lit and war-time love-stories seem to be the order of the day. Find out which four A&B titles have hit the Small Publishers Bestsellers List here…

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Laurie R. King at London Charing Cross Library

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Monday 14th September 2009, 6.00pm – 7.45pm CHARING CROSS LIBRARY, LONDON Join crime-writer Laurie R. King who be reading from her new novel The Language of Bees (featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell) and answering questions about her books at Charing Cross Libary, 4 Charing Cross Road, London WC2. For more information call the library […]

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Laurie R. King in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Wednesday 9th September, Time TBC   THE LIT & PHIL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Join Laurie R. King at The Lit & Phil Library, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne as she reads from and discusses her new novel The Language of Bees. Free event. For more information call the library on 0191 232 0192.

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Laurie R. King on mystery panel at Heffers, Cambridge

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Monday 21 September, 6.30pm    HEFFERS BOOKSHOP, CAMBRIDGE Laurie R. King will be participating in a History Mystery panel and signing copies of her books including her new release The Language of Bees at Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge. For more information call the bookshop on 01223 568568.

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Laurie R. King book signing at Luton Library

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Thursday 17 September, 7.30-8.30pm    LUTON LIBRARY Come and meet bestselling historical mystery writer, Laurie R. King who will be talking about her new novel The Language of Bees (the latest in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series) and, as part of the BBC  “My Story” season, how she brings the fictional memoirs of her heroine, Mary […]

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Laurie R. King at the Reading Festival of Crime Writing

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Saturday 12 September, 2.30pm – 4.00pm  READING TOWN HALL Laurie R King, author of the new release The Language of Bees, will be on the Murder in Mind (psychological crime) panel as part of the Reading Festival of Crime Writing. The event takes place in the Victoria Hall of the Town Hall. Visit www.readingfestivalofcrimewriting.org.uk for […]

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Flashback to a favourite read

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Today I had a wonderful flashback. My Favourite Books blogger posted a lovely review of one of our titles, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, by Lauren Willig. There, at the end of the review she likens the book to Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda – and there it was, the sudden rehashing […]

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5.40am BOOKSIGNING WAS WORTH IT, SAY THE CURZON GROUP WRITERS

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Thriller-writers Matt Lynn and Richard Jay Parker kicked off the Curzon Group’s airport book tour at Manchester and East Midlands airports last week. Read what Matt says about the experience in The Bookseller today…

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A minute in the life of…an Art Editor

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I have made a rather unpleasant discovery. The Pantone guide (which I use to ensure I have chosen the right colours for our book covers before they go to print) has always sported a disclaimer stating that the colours within are subject to fading and discolouration and as such the sampler should be replaced annually. […]

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The lesser known Wimbledon championships

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Yesterday I trekked up to Finsbury Park to watch my other-half run a 10K Charity Race for The Stroke Association. He came third. Me so proud. He was however beaten by a girl. He not so proud. Anyway…inspired by his efforts and the good cheer at the event, I looked into seeing if there were […]

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How would you survive a Zombie apocalypse?

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Our poor earth… First it’s Armageddon (luckily Bruce Willis sacrificed himself for us then), then we got threatened by another meteor in Deep Impact (President Morgan Freeman smoothed that one over to an extent. Well, his soothing voice kept the panic to a minimum anyway). Will Smith has saved us from everything including aliens, giant […]

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Anyone fancy a half-price trip to the Maldives?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I have always wanted to come across an amazing travel deal, out of the blue, and then throw caution to the wind and book it right then and there – a kind of romantic and extravagant act of spontaneity. Nothing however has quite appealed enough to warrant that kind of action. But today I received […]

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Alex Wheatle speaking at the SW11 Literary Festival

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Monday 21st September, 7.00pm   WATERSTONE’S CLAPHAM JUNCTION, LONDON As part of this year’s SW11 Literary Festival, Alex Wheatle (author of the cult classic Brixton Rock and more recent release Island Songs ) will be giving a talk and signing copies of his books at Waterstone’s, 70 St John’s Road, near Clapham Junction, London. For more […]

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