Pauline Rowson at Quay Arts Centre, IOW, featured in the DI Horton crime novel Blood on the Sand, & Crime Writing Workshop

Had a great day on Saturday running the Crime Writing Workshop at Quay Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight. The delegates on the course were delightful and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. We covered many aspects of writing a crime novel from plotting to developing characters, dialogue, writing first drafts, revising and editing the novel. 

It was also interesting to be back in the Quay Arts Centre, situated on the River Medina in the capital of the Isle of Wight, Newport. The building is a converted 19th Century brewery warehouse tastefully refurbished in 1997 by award winning architect Tony Fretton.  It has a wonderful shop displaying and selling local artists crafts, with some really interesting and unique pieces, and a fantastic cafe with really good prices, fair trade products and a great atmosphere.

I feature the cafe in Quay Arts Centre in Blood on the Sand, a DI Andy Horton crime novel set primarily on the Isle of Wight, in a scene where Horton meets up with Sergeant Cantelli and the pathologist Dr Gaye Clayton.

I was also delighted to see that the local Waterstones was featuring my crime novels and thrillers in a special display for Father's Day.  Waterstones IOW is very supportive of local authors and I am very appreciative of all the assistance they give not only to me but also to fellow writers from around the region.

It was a great day and I look forward to returning to relax over a coffee in the cafe soon.


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