Writing Gritty Fiction

AA Abbott

AA Abbott

AA Abbott is a pen name for Helen who writes fast-paced suspense thrillers set in London and Birmingham. Her latest book ‘Revenge Trail’ is the fourth in the series and she will be discussing it at the festival.

She also writes dyslexia friendly books.┬áHelen likes speaking to book groups, business networks and social circles, and reading her thrillers and short stories at live fiction events.┬áHelen is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Bristol Fiction Writers’ Group, and Birmingham’s New Street Authors.

The Revenge Trail

Helen will be speaking about her passion for writing thrillers and introducing her latest book ‘Revenge Trail’

Jane Shemilt

Jane Shemilt

Author of bestselling thriller ‘Daughter’, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, while working as a GP. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.

How Far We Fall is Jane’s third tense thriller.

A wife who must keep her affair secret. A husband who has the power to bring her lover down.

A marriage that could end in murder.

Beth was still reeling from the end of her affair the night she met Albie – a man who knows her ex better than anyone, but has no idea of their history.

He’s perfectly placed to give Beth the revenge she craves – if only she can keep her secret safe.

But how far is she willing to go?

Jane will be talking about her writing journey and how she has turned her hand to writing gripping psychological thrillers. She will be introducing her latest book ‘How Far We Fall’.