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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Thank you for visiting Authors On Line Workshop blog

This blog is no longer being updated but you can find articles on writing on my website and instructional videos and talks on my website and on my You Tube Channel.

Pauline Rowson is the author of the contemporary crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton. There are now ten in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels with the eleventh being published in April 2014.

 Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of police drama” by setting it against the atmospheric backdrop of the ever changing sea. Her cops are tough yet fallible.

The DI Andy Horton series of crime novels have been credited as having everything: compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic entanglements and political intrigue played out against the dramatic and powerfully evocative British marine landscape of Portsmouth and the Solent.

She is also the  author of In Cold Daylight, which was voted by the public as their third best read in an online poll for World Book Day 2008 and In for the Kill.

As well as being a crime author, Pauline is an entertaining and inspirational public speaker and gives many talks about her crime novels and her writing career.

Before becoming a full time writer Pauline Rowson was a renowned marketing and training guru, with a collection of 'how to' business books and a successful marketing, media and training career behind her.

Pauline is the founder of CSI Portsmouth an annual event part of Portsmouth Bookfest and a member of the Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Interviews, books and events for crime fiction fans.

If you're a crime fiction fan then  you might like to know about two websites where you can read more about some great crime novels and authors...

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Video Clip - Pauline Rowson discusses characters, psychology and writing from the male point of view

In this video clip from CSI Portsmouth 2012 Pauline Rowson talks about enjoying a novel with a puzzle to solve, psychology and writing from the male point of view.

Pauline appeared at CSI Portsmouth with crime authors Stephen Booth, Matt Hilton and Ann Cleeves and with experts from Hampshire police and the Universities of Portsmouth and Surrey.

Read more about CSI Portsmouth 2012.  CSI Portsmouth 2013 will be held on Saturday 2 November.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Amazon Buys Goodreads

The basics have been well reported within minutes of Amazon's announcement on Thursday after the close the of market. In what is widely recognized as a very smart move by the retailer, they have an agreement to acquire Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. Goodreads was backed by venture capitalist True Ventures, so it was going to be sold to someone. Started seven years ago, the social network for books had been interviewing experienced publishing executives in recent months as part of an exploration of selling books directly from the site to their 16 million members. Goodreads and its staff of about 40 expects to remain in San Francisco and the deal is set to close in the second quarter of 2013 subject to various closing conditions.

Read more: As Amazon Buys Goodreads, Some Look to Alternatives: