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How My Trip From Hell Inspired Follow You Home

How My Trip From Hell Inspired Follow You Home

Like my previous novels, The Magpies and Because She Loves Me, Follow You Home was inspired by something that happened to me when I was younger, an experience that I took and turned into something much scarier in order to entertain my readers.

My Top Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels

My Top Ten Mystery and Thriller Novels

1. THE SECRET HISTORY, Donna Tartt – “I hope we’re all ready to leave the phenomenal world, and enter into the sublime?”  The Secret History is a literary thriller that tells the story of a group of Greek students at a New England college who set themselves apart from their fellows and are arrogant, snobbish and beautiful

The Truth is Out There – The Story Behind What You Wish For

The Truth is Out There – The Story Behind What You Wish For

What You Wish For is a book about a group of people who believe in aliens. But it's not a book about aliens – or UFOs, or abductions, or little grey men – even though on the surface it's a thriller featuring a search for a missing woman who is convinced that she can...

Jealousy and Eye Explosions: The Inspiration for Because She Loves Me

Jealousy and Eye Explosions: The Inspiration for Because She Loves Me

Because She Loves Me was inspired by a number of events that happened to me. Firstly, like the protaganist Andrew, I suffered a detached retina a couple of years ago, and spent two weeks sleeping upright with a gas bubble in my eye, imbibing a cocktail of drugs and...

Neighbours from Hell: The Real-Life Story Behind The Magpies

In The Magpies, a young couple called Jamie and Kirsty move into their dream home together. The other people in the building seem nice - but then everything starts to go horribly, terrifyingly wrong... The Magpies is not purely a work of the imagination. Back in the...

How to Run a Successful Facebook Book Launch

How to Run a Successful Facebook Book Launch

If you are reading this in the future, you might look back at the time when the whole world went Coronavirus crazy with a shudder, or perhaps a smile as you recall the Blitz spirit and the funny memes and the way we all pulled together to help each other—when we...

10 things I’d like my readers to know about me. . .

10 things I’d like my readers to know about me. . .

This is an article I wrote for Female First Website on the 10 things I'd like my readers to know about me. It involves, goths, zombies and karaoke! I have my mum to thank for my warped imagination. After my parents divorced when I was nine, she used to let me stay up...

The big question: Why do I write books?

The big question: Why do I write books?

For this blog, Liz Loves Books - The Wonderful World of Reading, I was asked why I write books. Here's what I said. . . Why We Write – Mark Edwards When I was nine or ten years old, my mum left a copy of The Fog by James Herbert lying around. I think she even told me...