REVIEW: A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

Today’s blog post is my review of a debut novel by Ian Skewis, another author who travelled the crowdfunding road with publisher Unbound. (At more or less the same time as me – our books were both funded  in early 2016.) The Blurb The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of … More REVIEW: A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

Anyone within reach of southwest London (Sheen) this evening, please join me (Jennie Ensor) and my fellow Unbound author Jessica Duchen for a discussion of writing based on real-life events. Our books both feature historical events. (Historical-ish events in the case of Blind Side, i.e. London in 2005, 7/7 and the Russia-Chechnya conflict a few years earlier.) Jessica Duchen’s novel Ghost Variations … More CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

Today I’m reviewing Kerensa Jennings’ debut novel, the literary psychological thriller Seas Of Snow, published by Unbound. Blurb 1950s England. Five-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy. An only child, she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts … More Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

Guest post: Why you should consider joining a writing group

Here’s another of my occasional author guest posts. Today I hand over to fellow Unbound author, Shona Kinsella, whose debut novel Ashael Rising has just been published. Ms Kinsella describes her experience with the writing community Scribophile. (I joined Scribophile once, I must confess, and did nothing there whatsoever except read about the karma system and decide it wasn’t for me. But maybe … More Guest post: Why you should consider joining a writing group

The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder

My guest today, Stevyn Colgan, is writer and researcher on the popular TV programme QI. After several non-fiction books, his first novel A Murder To Die For is 92% funded and looks like hitting 100% any day now. It is expected to be published by Unbound in 2017. Tell us a little about your background and career so … More The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder