So last Wednesday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of those Killer Women – it was a brilliant night, informative and fun with more than a little wine flowing. I was lucky enough to meet two of my favourite authors who I have been reading for years – Jane Casey and Erin Kelly – to say my fangirl side went into overdrive is putting it mildly. But Jane and Erin are just two of this beautifully eclectic group of Crime Writers who have formed a collective to provide a unique and innovative service. The full list of those involved can be found here:
I met Louise Voss, Helen Smith and Helen Giltrow again which was wonderful, I stalked Tammy Cohen a little and was very happy to meet Colette McBeth for the first time – I did not get around to everyone, it was a busy and very sociable evening plus I was busy nabbing some new signed books for my collection. Sneakily. Or maybe not that sneakily but with a great deal of enthusiasm.
So what is next for these Killer Women?
They will be involved in a wide range of activities it seems including interviews and workshops, attending events and debates and honestly if I could go to everything they did I absolutely would – as a group they are intelligent, witty and enthusiastic, also extremely dedicated to the reading and writing community. Life is about to get very exciting.
I think this is a really most terrific idea – I highly recommend you sign up to the newsletter and see what is going to be going on – you can do that here:
And indeed peruse the website to find out more…
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Happy Reading Folks!