Submissions: 5 things you Don’t do (apparently)

Submissions: 5 things you Don’t do (apparently)

Writing is tough: time-consuming, brain-addling. Pitching to an agent or a publisher accepting direct submissions is worse: time-consuming, brain-addling plus frustrating when they don’t answer and demoralising when the rejections trickle back. Before submitting my...
So, you want to write a book for children?

So, you want to write a book for children?

Born in Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands, Mina lived in Amsterdam for 34 years. She now lives and writes in Berkeley, California, the USA. Mina has brought her Dutch lifestyle habits with her to America, and she can be found happily cycling through the city of...
Book Review: Dame Sue Black’s book All That Remains

Book Review: Dame Sue Black’s book All That Remains

Dame Sue Black’s book All That Remains is very different: a look at life as a forensic anthropologist dealing with analysis and identification of corpses and skeletal remains. A sensitively written volume, it explores the many facets of death but it is anything but...
Book Review: When the Dogs Don’t Bark

Book Review: When the Dogs Don’t Bark

If you are a crime writer or an accumulator of curious facts, this non-fiction book merits attention. When the Dogs Don’t Bark, A forensic scientist’s Search for the Truth, is Professor Angela Gallop’s personal account of the development of forensic science over the...