Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Author of the month...No not me, but someone else very deserving.

When news of my five book deal broke, one of the first people to get in touch with me to offer congratulations and advice was top northern author, Sheila Quigley. As a result of this, I had the great pleasure of meeting Sheila while at last year's Crimefest in Bristol. I have kept in touch and now count Sheila as a good friend, as well as a writing colleague. But I make no apologies for adding this link (just click the title at the top) to an interview with Sheila over at CRIMESQUAD.COM where Sheila's latest book, THE ROAD TO HELL, has been picked as novel of the month. It is very well deserved.
Me and Sheila Quigley at Crimefest 2009


Col Bury said...

Thanks for the heads up on this, Matt. Really enjoyed the interview - well deserved plaudits for a top writer. When I met Sheila up in Newcastle I found her extremely encouraging, witty and full of wisdom.

I'm currently juggling the reading of your JAW, Sheila's Road to Hell and Chris Simms' Savage Moon, plus writing my own!
So forgive me if I'm a bit discombobulated. BTW I didn;t realise DI Lorraine Hunt was seeing Joe Hunter!

Matt Hilton said...

'Discombobulated' - now there's a word you don't hear every day!

Only boxers, writers and white-haired women in the Oz jungle use it nowadays!!