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Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 1M ago

#Newsflash - Crime at the Castle Launched

Glamis CastleWhat! Haven’t you heard about Crime at the Castle? The original and new crime festival taking place at Glamis Castle and about to burst onto the scene on February 24th, 2018. Cl...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 1M ago

#ScotsWrite17 was a blast

Two years in the planning but the Society of Authors in Scotland conference ScotsWrite was a roaring success although now it’s all over I have to admit to being a bit knackered. ScotsWrite t...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 3M ago

Countdown to #ScotsWrite

Writing conferences are part and parcel of a busy writer’s life. They release writers from their self-imposed solitude and confirm there is life outside the writer’s cave. It provides an opp...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 4M ago

Experimenting with Book2Look Widgets

Book2Look WidgetClick to look insideI recently attended a Nielsen Book Publisher Seminar which supplied lots of information about the publishing business and the use of ISBNs. Among a lot of...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 5M ago

Scottish Authors Infiltrate Crimefest

Another year and another Crimefest, and no matter where I turned this year I kept bumping into Scottish authors. They were all over the place. You can’t keep a good Scot down!So, this year I...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 6M ago

Dangerous Authors Meet at the CWA Conference

How do you like my new friend from the CWA ConferenceI arrived in Edinburgh for the Crime Writers' Association conference with a suitcase that weighed a ton. However, once I’d offloaded book...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 8M ago

Are You Publishing a Book? What do you Know About Legal Deposit?

Recent posts on Facebook indicate a great deal of confusion over Legal Deposit. Some self-publishing authors have never heard of it, while others question what it means to them. Combined wit...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 9M ago

Turning from a Life of Crime to the Mysteries of Self-Publishing

Normally, with a new book, I’d be treating you to a tale of murder mystery, something to make you frightened to turn out the light, and to make you look over your shoulder as you walk down t...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 10M ago

Centenary of the Silvertown Explosion

This month is the centenary of the Silvertown explosion which provides a dramatic opening to my latest Kirsty Campbell mystery, Devil’s Porridge. In this book, I have mixed fact and fiction ...
Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer · 10M ago

Happy New Year

I said it at the beginning of my Christmas post - Where has the year gone? and I'm saying it again. But, it's now time to stop wondering about that in order to look forward to 2017 and make ...