A former crime reporter, political writer and investigative journalist, I was born in Texas but have lived in England for many years. I’ve never done anything much for a living except write. My first professional articles were published while I was still a college student when I took jobs writing freelance for tiny weekly newspapers at $35 a story.
Straight out of university I worked as a crime reporter for several US newspapers, including the Savannah Morning News and the Baton Rouge State Times. After that, I worked in New Orleans as an investigative journalist. Somewhere in my attic there is a box filled with awards for my reporting on corruption and crime.
Later, I moved to London, where I worked as an editor at Time Out.
And there was a time when I worked for the British government. But that’s another story.
Published in 2012, Night School was my first novel. The Night School series has been a bestseller in multiple countries.
I am currently writing my eighth novel.
I link to lots of interviews on my Press page.
If you are a journalist and would like to interview me, please contact my agent, Madeleine Milburn – Rights@madeleinemilburn.com. Or, you may email me directly at MoonflowerBooks@gmail.com.
A Night School movie
There is no film deal for the Night School books yet. I’d love for it to happen but the right deal hasn’t come along. I get asked a LOT who I would want to be in such a film were it to happen.
I write in my home in the south of England, where I live with my husband, the filmmaker Jack Jewers, and a small, easily irritated menagerie of pets.