News and events
August 5 – No Country for Girls is shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction!
July 25 – No Country for Girls is shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Australia Davitt Awards!
July 21 – No Country for Girls is longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize.
June 1 – No Country for Girls is shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize!
May 12 – No Country for Girls is shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger!
May 11 – No Country for Girls is longlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
April 27 – Publication Day for the UK paperback of No Country for Girls.
April 22 – No Country for Girls is longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger.
February 20 – No Country for Girls is longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award.
September 6 – Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize Panel Discussion at Stanfords Bookshop, London, with Anthony McCarten and Priscilla Morris.
July 28-30 – Primadonna Festival, The Food Museum, Stowmarket.
July 20 – Noir at the Bar, Blues Cafe Bar, Harrogate.
July 12 – Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize shortlist party at Stanfords Bookshop, London.
June 21 – National Crime Reading Month: an evening with Emma Styles at Waterstones Swindon.
June 6 – Pride in Writing: claiming a new queer tradition at Waterstones Piccadilly, London. Celebrating LGBTQ+ authors with the Hachette Pride network.
May 11-14 – CrimeFest, Bristol, UK.
2022 News and Events
September 16 – reading from No Country for Girls at the 10th Anniversary Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival.
September 8 – The Price of Paradise. Kicking off the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with Tom Benn and Emma Bamford.
August 30 – Publication Day! No Country for Girls lands in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.
July 23 – the New Blood panel at Theakston’s Crime, one of the highlights of my author life so far.
July 21 – Publication Day for the UK hardback of No Country for Girls.
March 31 – No Country for Girls is selected for Val McDermid’s New Blood Panel at the 2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
March 2021 – Announcement in The Bookseller: No Country for Girls to be published by Sphere in 2022.
November 2020 – No Country for Girls wins the Little, Brown UEA Crime Fiction Award.
September 2020 – submit the manuscript of No Country for Girls to the course assessors for marking.
July 2020 – finish first draft!
February 2019 – research trip home to Western Australia.
September 2018 – start writing No Country for Girls on the Crime Fiction MA course at the University of East Anglia.