My Blog Is One Today

So, a year ago today I decided to launch my blog into the world. I had been playing with the idea for a little while but it took me a while to finally commit and press that publish button. The idea originally started in my first year at City University, where many of you may know I am studying an MA in Crime Novel writing.

I love connecting with the blogger world as it has really widened my reading and I have found a number of authors and novels which I wouldn’t have necessarily have picked up on my own but have turned out to be superb. I have also met a lot of awesome new people; bloggers, authors, publicists etc. and talk daily to my bookish friends.

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Since starting my blog I have had a lot more confidence in myself and have put myself out there more. Last year, I went to some amazing crime festivals and met such lovely friendly people;  I attended Deal Noir, Greenwich Book fest, Crimefest, Theakstons Crime Festival in Harrogate, Killer Women and Iceland Noir. I have also been to a number of First Monday Crime events, Rooftop book club events, and some fantastic book launches. I hope to attend many more this year.

 

Recently, I have also been quoted in two published books, Before I let You in by Jenny Blackhurst and Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb – which I would never have imagined a year ago!

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I would like to say a huge thank you to all my blogger friends, readers, publicists, author friends and the wonderful people on Book Connectors and The Book Club for supporting my blog – I love being a part of this community. Also thanks Sam Dee, William Ryan and Steph Broadribb, aka Crime Thriller Girl for helping me take the plunge (apologies for the self-indulgence by this point)

**This competition has now ended and the winners notified**

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So as a little thank you – I am running a competition. For one lucky person I have up for grabs:

A copy of Steph Broadribb’s Deep Down Dead – one of my top picks for 2016

A shiny new notebook

And a little chocolate treat

 To enter click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link.

Entries only open to people who live in the UK due to postage (apologies).

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42 responses to “My Blog Is One Today

  1. Happy first blogiversary! Fav book so far? Can’t decide between Even Dogs in the Wild – Ian Rankin (only just read it) and Sirens – Joseph Knox.

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  2. Happy blog birthday. I’m afraid I haven’t had a chance to read any new books yet this year. What with family issues taking time and starting on a major paper decluttering exercise all my spare reading time is spent reading paper I hope to recycle! I’m looking forward to getting back to some new reading – though I must the book I keep taking off the shelf and reading the odd chapter of is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” . No matter how often I read it it still makes me laugh.

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