Cold Research

I write about a lot of things in my stories about which I have thankfully no experience, but there are some things I have done, and when I write about them I have a wealth of memories to inspire me. I had a team of dogs in Greenland, and, while it may have taken us a few years, we finally found our sledging mojo and made some tracks on the sea ice. We had plenty of misadventures too, but always got home safely, even in the dark.

The dogs were built for the Arctic, but I wasn’t. Every day was a learning curve. But I do miss it, and I miss my dogs. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have a team again. Until then, I’ll keep writing.

Small Time Criminal

There’s a star-studded cast …  and me. I have booked a coffee table stand at the Crime Festival in Horsens on the 17th and 18th March. There’s a lot of big crime writers coming. Lots of Scandinavians. Lots of Americans. Lots of Brits. And … me. When I contacted the organisers a while ago, they were kind enough to present the whole palette of options available. “Great,” I said. “And do you have anything smaller?”

I believe strongly in the old adage of fake it til you make it, and this small time crime writer is faking it all the way to Horsens this year. We’ll see what happens. Until then, be sure to check out the programme – and, if you’re looking for me … just keep scrolling to the very end.

The Festival looks really exciting, with loads of presentations, talks, book signings – the works. There should also be plenty for English readers this year. So, if you happen to be in the area, or are travelling to Denmark for the festival itself, please say “hi”, I’d love to meet you.

Oh, and if that’s not enough, the venue is the old State Prison!

Thrill of the Chase

I love chase scenes – watching them, writing them, even listening to them. One of my all time favourites is the foot chase in Point Break with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Brilliant! Then you’ve got the bank scene from Heat – not so much of a chase as an all out war on the streets – but the music, the build up, well, you’ve got to see it.

So, my parents – yes, parents – forced me to see Baby Driver this Christmas. It’s good, great music, of course, but…

Well, there’s this guy – Daniel Pemberton and he seems to have figured out exactly what to compose when it comes to a good chase scene. I thought he had cracked it with Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but apparently not. Because when I think of my own chase scene in Pulp Driver, it’s the King Arthur soundtrack I have in my head.

Click the link… go on!

Play it loud!

It’s magic!

#justseenthemovie

Danish Design

Meet Milla Moth – twenty-something,  shy, sensitive, serial killer. When her best friend is humiliated online, Milla takes a break from her studies and discovers a new talent – murder.

Why Milla?

Why now?

The idea of Milla and a New Adult story has been growing for a while, ever since I saw La La Land, and fell completely for the whole damn thing. Yes, I know, it’s not violent, there’s singing, dancing, and … what do you know? It’s brilliant. It works. And I want some of whatever it is, so… Milla.

And just like that, another short story is born, and a series, because shy Milla is acquiring a taste for what she can do with a pair of pliers, a hammer, an adjustable spanner… Oh, and did I mention, she dances?

Look out for Milla on Amazon USA, UK, Canada and Australia, but in the meantime, here’s a scene from La La Land that has nothing to do with Milla and her Danish Design.

#onehour2kill