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‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox

Upcoming Events

Characters to die for

October 3, 2016

A night of dark plots and twisted characters – an event with James Phelan and L.A. Larkin at Readings, Carlton.

Action thrillers are often associated with heart-pounding, high stakes plots, but it is the central characters that win our hearts and make us want to read the next book in the series. Larkin and Phelan will discuss how they create engaging characters and what is involved in writing for a book series. The authors have very different protagonists – ex-CIA operative Jed Walker and British investigative journalist, Olivia Wolfe – and they will discuss the creative challenges this presents.

This is a free event but please book here so that Readings can cater for the right numbers.

Date and time: Wed 19th Oct 2016, 6:30 pm.

Location: Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053.

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Antarctic Noir, 7 Oct, Melbourne

The Ice Women Cometh!

Join me, and author Ann Turner, on 7 October 2016 in Melbourne as we discuss our latest crime fiction novels and why we chose Antarctica as their primary location. If you are fascinated by the great icy continent or love action thrillers, then this could be a fun night for you. Tickets can be booked through EventBrite.

Date: 7 Oct 2016 at 8 pm.

Location: Rising Sun Hotel
Cnr Raglan St & Eastern Road
South Melbourne, VIC


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Join me in Brisbane with Marianne Delacourt on 5 August

June 30, 2016

Join me and crime fiction author Marianne Delacourt at Brisbane Square Library on 5 August 6-7 pm.

We will discuss creating dynamic female central characters in crime and thriller fiction. In a genre that often depicts women as victims or side-kicks, we talk about why and how we are turning the tables. How do our lead characters’ lives reflect those of the authors?

This event is ideal for crime fiction and thriller lovers, aspiring writers and anyone who will enjoy an evening with two talented and highly entertaining authors.

Books will be available for purchase on the night, or bring your copy from home to be signed. Find out more about the authors here at and

A free event but booking is essential. Hope to see you there!

Click here to book now

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Invitation to the launch of Devour at Dymocks

June 1, 2016

If you are in Sydney on 8 July 2016 between 6-8 pm, then join me to celebrate the launch of my new thriller, DEVOUR, at Dymocks Books, 424 George Street. Drinks and nibbles provided. A free event. Hope to see you there! And meet the central character, Olivia Wolfe! Not to be missed.

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