Swindon-born crime novelist Jenny Hilborne has published her third novel Hide and Seek, which is set in San Francisco, in her adopted home of California, where she has lived for almost 15 years.
However she is now back in the UK to spend a few months researching her fourth tale of intrigue, which will be set on this side of the pond.
Published by Severn Press in May this year, Hide and Seek shot to number one on the Amazon crime list in August. It is the second title featuring detective Mac Jackson, who made his debut in Jen’s first novel Madness and Murder. She followed this up in 2011 with No Alibi.
Jenny is interested in hearing from crime fans and readers who have ideas about plot lines and settings to inform her latest novel research. She said: “I’m really open to ideas and I love hearing from people who enjoy a good mystery.”
Send your ideas for Jenny by 15 October to: email@example.com
Catch up with Jenny’s books on Kindle and on Amazon. Murder and Madness and No Alibi are published through Echelon Press.
Free workshop for crime writers
Not only is Jenny keen to connect with readers, she is also offering a half day workshop for writers curious to know more about publishing and e-books, about using social networks to promote their writing, and about the American market.
The workshop, which is being sponsored by Basepoint Business Centre and Swindon Link, takes place on Saturday 24 November, 1pm to 4pm, at Basepoint, Rivermead Drive, West Swindon.
The workshop is free, but a £2 donation for refreshments will be requested. Booking is essential. Contact Juliet Platt: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 727994 to reserve your place.