Ilkley Literature Festival

I was at Ilkley Literature Festival last week on a panel chaired by Dawn Cameron (left) and with writer and poet, Carmen Marcus. It was particularly poignant for me as, from the age of eight, I lived  on either side of Ilkley Moor, and The Stolen Child is set in Ilkley.


I read a couple of extracts from The Stolen Child and we discussed adoption, the themes of race and class in the book, as well as, of course(!) Wuthering Heights.


I’ll be doing a number of events over the next couple of months in Bristol and London if you can join me there! And if you have any writing questions for me, I’ll do my best to answer them!





Ilkley Literature Festival

I’m delighted I’m going to be speaking at the Ilkley Literature Festival this year.

I grew up on either side of Ilkley Moor, and my second thriller, The Stolen Child, is set in Ben Rhydding, in Ilkley.



I’ll be in conversation with fellow author, Carmen Marcus, author of How Saints Die. I do hope you can join us.

It’s on Sunday 8 October at 4.30 pm at St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley. Just enough time for a quick romp across the moor beforehand! Tickets on sale from the box office.