Writing

Grilled by Lloyd Paige

A few weeks ago the blogger/interviewer/reviewer and general all-round book loving guy, Lloyd Paige, jumped on the train and came down to Brighton for a chat. We went to one of my favourite lunch places – la Choza in the North Laine and then looked at comic-book art before sitting down with a double espresso […]

Published on: 14 November 2014
Posted by: P.D. Viner

Welcome to the new site

So the news is that I have finally updated my website. Yay! There are a few old things to read, but going forward I pledge to write daily – no weekly – no… when I have something to say. Actually that may be infrequent. Until a book comes out I am pretty much drinking coffee, eating […]

Published on: 6 November 2014
Posted by: P.D. Viner

Summer of Ghosts is here

After so much worry and doubt my second novel is released today. is it okay to say I am incredibly proud of it? Oh hell, let’s just say… I am so proud. I am also so thankful to my agent Simon Trewin and my editor Gillian Green. The launch party was great fun and I […]

Published on: 13 August 2014
Posted by: P.D. Viner

The Launch of my first novel

Almost a year after the fateful phone call, where my agent informed me that I had sold my book – here it is at last. I am so grateful to all those who attended (120 family and friends) especially as the weather was so awful. My darling daughter was there and Catherine Smith who played […]

Published on: 13 September 2013
Posted by: P.D. Viner

Out with the police

I am a little ashamed to say, I have never been arrested, questioned, or even cautioned by the police. These are rubbish credentials for a crime writer. However I did have a formative interest in police procedure. At ten years old I was captain of the Metropolitan Police Quiz team for my school. In 1975 […]

Published on: 10 July 2013
Posted by: P.D. Viner

DSBS – Difficult second book syndrome

In the music industry there has long been the term DSAS – Difficult second album syndrome. Well the term equally applies with writing – especially writing a series or using the same key characters within your books. When I was writing The Last Winter of Dani Lancing I was not thinking about the characters having […]

Published on: 22 June 2013
Posted by: P.D. Viner