I find researching for my DI Horton crime novels and thrillers fascinating including all the forensic bits!
I also believe in writing the kind of novel you like to read because not only will you enjoy the experience but again it will be apparent in your writing.
When you embark on a writing career it is not always obvious what you should write. Some people begin with short stories, others throw themselves into a novel. But just as in painting where it takes you a while to find your style, in writing it takes a while to find your voice. This only happens by trial, error and experimentation.
Tide of Death introducing my DI Andy Horton I knew that I had at last begun to find my voice.
That first novel was published in 2006 and I now have published seven DI Horton marine mystery crime novels and two thrillers.
A Killing Coast, was published by Severn House in the UK on 26 January and will be published in the USA on 1 May 2012.
I have just finished writing the eighth in the DI Horton series and hope to continue writing both crime and thriller fiction for some time to come.