#BlogTour Q&A with PJ ‘Red’ Riley #Author of #KissesFromNimbus

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Kisses From Nimbus From SAS to MI6: An Autobiography by PJ ‘Red’ Riley
Synopsis:

Shot at, bombed, imprisoned and arrested for murder. His is the story the establishment doesn’t want you to read.

Captain P. J. “Red” Riley is an ex-SAS soldier who served for eighteen years as an MI6 agent.

Riley escaped internment in Chile during the Falklands war during an audacious top-secret attempt to attack the Argentinian mainland.

He was imprisoned in the darkness of the Sierra Leonean jungle, and withstood heavy fire in war-torn Beirut and Syria.

In 2015, he was arrested for murder but all charges were later dropped.

In this searing memoir, Riley reveals the brutal realities of his service, and the truth behind the newspaper headlines featuring some of the most significant events in recent British history. His account provides startling new evidence on the Iraq war, what Tony Blair really knew about Saddam Hussain’s weapons of mass destruction before the allied invasion, and questions the British government’s alleged involvement in the death of Princess Diana.

Chaotic, darkly humorous and at times heart-wrenchingly sad, Kisses From Nimbus charts the harrowing real-life experiences of a soldier and spy in the name of Queen and country.

Q&A:

Q) For the readers can you give a summary of your memoir and you background?

A) A. I didn’t really. At first I just wanted to leave a few details of my life for my children and grandchildren, then someone came up with the suggestion that I should write a book. Now, I have been called many things during my long and often less than illustrious career with Her Britannic Majesty’s Government, but never an author. Nevertheless, I decided to get started.

I was introduced to a ghost writer but after only a couple of sessions it became clear to me that I wasn’t going to like what was being produced so we parted company. I then recalled the profound words of my dear departed father. ‘If tha wants owt doin, do it tha Sen’.

A new Poundland shop had just opened in Oswaldtwistle, a village not far from Accrington, so I decided to pay it a visit. I purchased a packet of twenty pens for a pound – yes that’s right – a pound! They used to cost more than that for one, for goodness sake! Sorry, I digress. But it just doesn’t seem to be possible that anyone can manufacture twenty pens, package them, ship them half way around the world and make a profit for only five pence each. I don’t know how many US cents that is, but it can’t be many. Where was I? Oh yes. Constructing an autobiography.

I simply sat down with my packet of pens and five note books (I am now fighting the urge to prattle on about how much the note books cost and where I got them from), and started to scribble. I quickly learned the importance of double-line spacing and only writing on alternate sheets. The amount of amendments and insertions rapidly made the pages indecipherable.

But slowly, memories turned into written words and the words became a story, which then became Kisses From Nimbus.

I spent most of my time writing, on my own, in my small villa in the mountains of Spain. I transposed the manuscript on to my iPad and sent a few hundred words at a time as an email to my wife Carol. She would then correct the grammar and the appawling spelling (see what I mean?) and knock it in to some sort of shape acceptable to a literary agent or publisher.

I was determined not to create another military history or an expose of the British Secret Intelligence Service, concentrating instead on the more personal side of my career. It wasn’t long after I started to write that I was contacted by the Government’s legal department and warned that I should not write ANYTHING, be it autobiographical or even fiction. And that if I did then I was likely to be indicted and possibly prosecuted under the Official Secret Act. The view of my lawyers is that my human rights take precedence over any other law, and I therefore decided to proceed towards publication.

I have been careful not to identify any individuals or give details of any on-going operations which could endanger the lives of agents or their families and aimed to build a vagueness into the details of any operations that I have mentioned.

Q) My husband is also a military veteran. We married when I was 17yrs old and he was 19yrs old, just a year, fresh out of basic training. He served for 15yrs and we moved all over, including Cyprus. Military life, is a life you just can’t explain to civvies. From the dodgy quarters to the naked bar lol My husband also served in Sierra Leone just before we met. He has explained and described the Sierra Leone jungle to me many times! How do you get that across on the page? Is it difficult to fully set the scene for readers?

A) Yes. Of the 25 years I spent in the Army I probably spent about 2 of them at home with my family, hence the self-criticism in the book regarding my performance as a husband and father.

   I think my style of writing is unusual and a far cry from artistic. Rather sub-consciously, I tend to leave most characterisation and scenery to the reader’s imagination. As an example, rather than writing ‘ The door stood ominously ajar as I approached from the darkness. Tiny drops of rain frozen onto the deep blue paintwork caught the light from the waxing moon and glistened like distant stars. The large brass doorknob sapped what little warmth remained in my body as I eased the door open and stepped into welcoming 2015.

Q) The memoir details your arrest for murder in 2015. There have been significant cases in the press, of military personnel facing jail time for actions in war or Northern Ireland. In example the debate of Marine A, is one that me and my husband have spoken of regularly. With both of us pointing out various for/against point of view. We both felt that military personnel shouldn’t face trail by media or civilian court but by a military court with peers whom have served at war. What are your opinions on military personnel facing court cases?

A) As you will understand when you read Kisses from Nimbus, the murder I was arrested for, some 25 years after the event, was quite different from the one you might expect an ex soldier to be arrested for. Nevertheless I do feel quite strongly about the persecution of British servicemen and women accused of of unlawful killing during military operations, sometimes going back as far as fifty years. The investigations were in the main promoted by lawyers involved with the recently disgraced Iraq Historic Allegations Team. IHAT was closed down and some of the lawyers involved imprisoned after being found to have made totally unsubstantiated claims in order to make huge amounts of money. It would be reasonable to assume that that was the end of the matter but the government then established another team under another name and started the whole sordid process again!

The fog of war makes the gathering of reliable evidence against an accused soldier almost impossible, especially when years and possibly decades have passed. But unscrupulous lawyers are still being paid millions of pounds to undertake witch hunts based upon the flimsiest of evidence. When the investigations uncover nothing that could be relied on in a court of law the same lawyers are tasked again and again until their pockets are stuffed to overflowing. Meanwhile the alleged perpetrators of the crimes suffer months and even years of being hounded, sometimes to the brink of suicide. It is total madness and the government should show a duty of care to its employees, both past and present, just as any other reasonable employee would be expected to do.

The second Gulf war was started on the premise that Saddam Hussain was capable of launching Weapons of Mass Destruction against it’s enemies within forty minutes. One of my chapters catalogues how unequivocal evidence was provided to the British( and presumably the US ) government that no such weapons were in existence. Even if one could have been found there was no way it could ever have been launched within forty minutes.

I can only speak as a veteran with twenty-five years’ regular service. Obviously not all nation’s armed forces are beyond reproach and have the same ethos as the British. But I can honestly say that I never at any time witnessed anything that could be construed as a war crime.

Soldiers are often criticised or blamed for starting unnecessary military actions but believe me they only ever carry out the directives of the politicians. As the old saying goes. ‘ Mine is not to reason why. Mine is just to do or die’.

Q) In the UK/USA we have record high levels of homeless veterans on the streets. When my husband was medically discharged, he was given very little support. Sometimes I feel this is a dirty secret the government would love to see hushed up! I am a firm believer in ‘If you send them you should mend them’. The fight for justice/compensation/pensions/rights, is often tougher than the war itself. What do you think could be done to prevent the homelessness? Whilst also supporting current troops upon leaving the service?

A) I quite agree with you when you say that ‘if you send them you should mend them’ and I am sad to say that the British government has not been the best at mending any of its broken servicemen and women. Very few jobs entail putting ones life on the line. I believe that anyone who has done that, even once, deserves to be looked after properly for the remainder of their lives.

I do hate the thought of anyone who has served their country having to sleep on the streets, and my wife and I have often thought that we would like to establish a charity to provide decent accommodation for homeless ex service personnel. Who knows. Perhaps if a million or so copies of Kisses from Nimbus are sold then we can do just that.

Help is available in the United Kingdom through various charities to help not only with physical injuries but also with Post Traumatic Stress and other mental illnesses. But I would certainly like to see more positive help coming from the government directly or by them providing more funding for the charitable organisations.

It certainly seems to me to be completely unjust that more compensation is likely to be paid to a company director who has been wrongly dismissed than to a young soldier who has had both his legs blown off.

Q) Finally, now you have penned your memoir. Will you move into the realms of action/thriller novels?

A) I am already well into my next book. Although it is a novel it is based largely on true events. It definitely doesn’t involve another ex SAS hero turned vigilante, you may be pleased to know. I suppose it would be classed as a thriller since murder is definitely an integral part and I have tried my best to make it a whodunnit in the finest traditions of Agatha Christie

This is the first time I have ever written anything for a blog (never even read one before actually) so thank you so much for inviting me.

*Huge thanks to the author for agreeing to be part of a Q&A on my blog! I wish you every success with the release of your memoir.

 

#BlogTour #Review #HouseOfSpines by @michaeljmalone1 @OrendaBooks #NewRelease

*I received an arc via the publisher in return for an honest review*

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House Of Spines by Michael J Malone
Synopsis:

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word – the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror … the reflection of a woman … A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly…

My review:

This novel is such an unusual mix of gothic horror, scheming relations and the fragility of mental health. It is so cleverly put together and reads right up to the very last page. Some of the quotes, I have added to my review, are some of the finest writing.
This author writes with sheer class.

The novel opens with a prologue which gives a little insight into the protagonist’s childhood. It is one, of the up most complexity and it’s revealed further in the story, as the plot develops. Ranald ‘Ran’ McGhie is contacted by a Mr Quin, a prominent lawyer, whom works within the area of wills/inheritance. Ran is set to discover some secrets about his family ancestry, that he has never been told before. Which disturbs has fragile mental health. Ran is also informed he has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion. Ran is completely taken aback by this discovery and remains shaken as he walks through the doors of the property.
But what other secrets wait for Ran?
What else will he uncover about those around him?
Is Newton House, what it appears to be……

Ran as a protagonist, is essentially very difficult to gauge. He is young, lonely and suffers from mental health problems. He has issues with taking his medication. Therefore, what he claims he ‘sees’ cannot be trusted. I think it was a great portrayal of someone battling their personal demons and their mental health problems at the same time. I felt that Ran made rational choices and showed a depth of knowledge of his own thought process.
It was intriguing to read, how Ran would respond to the problems that he faced in the novel.

Ran is made aware of the financial implications of the inheritance. The lawyer advises him, that a local couple live at the residence in a cottage. Mr & Mrs Hackett and they will act as housekeeper and gardener, for the large property. He is informed that his mother by birth a Fitzpatrick, ran off from the wealthy family, to marry an artist. Knowing that he is related to the Fitzpatrick’s, causes Ran to question who they are and who was his Uncle Alexander, who left him this property.

“My advice enjoy the house. Forget your new relatives. Mr Fitzpatrick didn’t have a good word to say about any of them” Mr Quinn    

Ran arrives at the property and meets with Mrs Hackett. She offers him only a mere few clues of her relationship to the Fitzspatrick’s. She informs him the house as a swimming pool and a library. Both of which please, the inner writer within Ran. The house is in a remote location and the novel has a real eerie feeling within the writing.
It is expertly done!

“If you’re anything like your uncle this is the room you’ll want to spend most of your time in. The library” Mrs Hackett

Ran decides to walks into the local village of Bearsden. But for socially awkward Ran, he is aware this is quite an uncomfortable experience. Never the less, he pushes himself on, one step at a time. At a small coffee shop, he meets Liz and things develop rapidly between the pair. When he takes Liz back to the house, she is later frightened by a voice proclaiming “get out, he’s mine”.
What is happening at Newton Hall? Who are the voices from the walls?

Through the novel we learn of Ran’s diagnosis of bi-polar. We learn that he is prone to fear, anxiety sleepwalking and is disturbed by memories of the past. So when ran starts seeing the image of a loving woman in the mirror. You have to ask yourself is this a haunting? Or is Ran off his meds again? We meet Martie, Ran’s ex-wife, whom reveals her own secrets surrounding Ran’s past and his illness. We also meet Donna, a character who has been like a mother to Ran. Donna also claims to have a form of psychic gift and she warns Ran, there is a presence of a woman and she means you harm……………

“…In that padded room between denial and acceptance…”

Ran’s Behaviour becomes more and more erratic and the Hackett’s bear witness. Then Mr Quinn notifies Ran there are two living relatives, who wish to meet him. Into his life walks Marcus and Rebecca. They speak of family scandals and secrets, almost as if they seek to draw Ran into the families past. Between this and the continued hauntings, Ran does start to investigate.
Only, what he will expose, will impact all the individuals in the novel…..

“He had finally slipped beyond the veil and into the madness”

“A spine can only bend so much before it snaps”

This novel has it all mysterious characters, hazy images of ghosts, greed, lust, love, loss and heartache. This is not just a novel about mental health or a dysfunctional family. Ever tiny little twist or piece of new information, is cleverly linked to Ran. I would love to see this novel developed into a two-part TV series or a film. As it would certainly keep the viewer guessing. But then as a novel, it has some of most beautiful descriptions. I shall leave this review, with my absolute favourite, even if it is a little dark. 4.5*

“Her eyes wide with the grief of a hundred bereaved mothers”

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Michael J Malone
Author bio:
Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country, just a stone’s throw from the great man’s cottage in Ayr. Well, a stone thrown by a catapult. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. His career as a poet has also included a (very) brief stint as the Poet-In- Residence for an adult gift shop. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize (judge: Alex Gray) from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller. Michael is a regular reviewer for the hugely popular crime fiction website http://www.crimesquad.com. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller.
Author links:
Website: http://www.mjm-ink.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/themichaeljmalonepage
Twitter: @michaeljmalone
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6203125.Michael_J_Malone
Via publisher: http://orendabooks.co.uk/michael-j-malone/

 

 

 

#BlogTour #Review #RaceToTheKill by Helen Cadbury @AllisonandBusby

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Race To The Kill by Helen Cadbury
Synopsis:

It is the middle of a long night shift for PC Sean Denton and his partner PC Gavin Wentworth when they are approached by a dishevelled-looking woman desperate that they follow her. She leads them to the old Chasebridge High School where they find the dead body of a Syrian refugee. The investigation which points to the neighbouring greyhound stadium finds Denton caught up in a world of immigration, drugs and sexual abuse, and one in which his private life becomes increasingly entwined.

My review:

I am honoured to be part of this blog tour, in tribute to an author that has touched so many lives. I truly hope my review does the novel justice and inspires readers to check out the series.

The prologue opens with a female victim, but we are unclear on what is happening to her, only that she is in great fear and wants to be rescued. I love these eerie prologues, that set the pace of a novel and this one, is perfectly done. Vague and mysterious, yet intentionally done. PC Sean Denton and PC Gav Wentworth, on a routine stop for fuel. When they are met with a rather strange woman in the petrol station. She desperately tries to accosts them for help, but she is vague and has the appearance of a homeless person. When she grabs onto Sean, he starts to take her seriously and agrees to follow her, with Gav following closely by in the police car. They follow her to a boarded up old school, used locally as a squat. On their way there the woman (Mary) is spooked by dog and flees. Sean and Gaz decide to investigate further regardless. What they find is a dead body and a prime suspect……..

The body appears to have taken a violent beating to the head, but the team await crime scene manager Lizzie Morrison (Sean’s girlfriend) to confirm their suspicions. Whilst searching the upper areas of the school they discover Elyas Homsi a Syrian refugee. He claims the murder victim to be Abbas, his friend from northern Iraq. The squat has been used locally for junkie and immigrants as a shelter.
A scene is described and the coppers question, what a place this is to live or die?

Upon leaving the crime scene, Sean spots an ambulance outside his own father’s flat. This is where we start to learn more about Sean’s background. Including his upbringing and relationship with his father and half-sister Chloe. We also learn that Sean has applied and interviewed for a promotion. Beginning his CID traineeship during the novel.
PC Sean Denton is now DC Sean Denton and he is about to be part of a huge case……..

The case of the dead refugee is side-lined, when a rapist on bail absconds his bail conditions. But is he missing or has he run? Xavier Velasquez has spent four months on remand for a rape, he claims he never committed. When the rape victim fails to appear at court, he is granted bail. The police politics, of how a refugee’s murder is side-lined, for the rapist son of a ‘well to do’ family, is explored! I found this to be very accurate, often times we see cases in the media dubbed as ‘high profile’. But what makes one victim more/less deserving than the other.
I felt this was a clever subject thrown into a novel, packed with diverse characters.

Throughout the chapters of investigation, we are introduced to a character named Sarah. Sarah is a schemer and always seems to be manipulating those around her. I initially didn’t like her, yet I was dying to know why, she is like she is and what she hopes to achieve. One thing is for certain, she is character you want to keep a close eye on! The investigation intensifies and further locations, characters and cases are drawn into this clever novel.

The novel is so cleverly weaved together. All the characters have exceptional depth. Especially the central characters to the case. DC Sean Denton works well as a detective and his ambition and drive is shown through his work ethic. This novel has layer upon layer of twists and turns, it makes a cracking crime fiction read.
I read the entire novel, on one rainy Sunday afternoon. 4.5*

*****As the author has sadly passed away, before release of the latest novel in her crime fiction series. I will be donating to the friends of Helen Cadbury charity. which hopes to raise enough funds, for a poetry bench in Helen’s memory in Glen gardens. I think this is such a worthy cause, for such an incredibly talented woman.*****

Link to the Facebook page Friends of Helen Cadbury: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1962289124050441/

 

#BlogTour #BookReview #CauseOfDeath by Peter Ritchie @bwpublishing

*I received an arc via the publisher in return for an honest review*

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Cause Of Death by Peter Ritchie
Synopsis:

DCI Grace Macallan’s career has hit a serious roadblock. When a covert police operation in Northern Ireland goes badly wrong, she’s faced with a painful decision – lie to save a young officer’s career or tell the truth and ruin her own reputation. For Grace, there can be only one answer.

Reassigned to the newly formed Lothian & Borders Major Crime Team, Grace Macallan is forced to rebuild her career and her reputation. But when a brutal attack on a prostitute turns into a series of murders, the Major Crime Team is under serious pressure. The tabloid headlines are lurid and the team badly needs a result.

With a new life to build in a new city, a new boss as smooth as an 18-year-old malt and a very high profile lawyer as the chief suspect, Grace soon begins to wonder if telling the truth is always the right thing to do.

My review:

This is a cracking new series that has an incredibly complex debut! DCI Grace Macallan is the protagonist, a woman with a background that reaches all the way to the troubles of Northern Ireland. The novel starts out detailing both her recent move to the new major crime team in Scotland and her past in NI. So it is difficult to keep up with all the characters and the location/time frame shifting mid-chapter.
But it is very well done by the author.

We learn that Macallan’s time in NI was far from rosy and she was deployed in an operation that went badly wrong. It resulted in a death and the finger of suspicion pointed firmly at a police officer. I don’t want to go into too much detail on the NI conflict described in the novel. As the author has done a fantastic job himself.
But it is does detail all side of the conflict and that there truly were ‘no clean hands’.

“That was what she hated most – the deceit practised on all sides of the conflict and at every level from politicians down”.

We go on to learn more about Macallan and her background and how the conflict and resulting consequences of her actions in NI haunts her. Having witness deaths and lost the love of her life. She is a broken woman, seeking a new life, in a new unit, a fresh start. She is desperate to be liked and respected by the team. It isn’t long until her hard work, intelligence and detective skills show and she is a solid member of the team.
She is partnered with DS Harkins, a renowned drinker but good copper!

It isn’t long until the team have their first case when a local ex-military thug, puts together a team to rob Chinese restaurants owners. However, knowing the suspect is guilty as sin and proving it are two different things all together! The team have to act quick to outwit the team and gather evidence. I felt this was a fantastic portrayal of how the police actually work!
With my bestie being a Met detective, it was reminiscent of cases she has told me about.

Prostitute Pauline Johnson is a working girl with a smack habit. Her whole life had been on track for success until at just 16yrs old. She was preyed upon by a man who got her into the drug/prostitution lifestyle. When she is stacked and left for dead, the team are made aware of the case. Pauline is in a very bad way, she faces a future of life-ling disfigurement and possible brain damage. O’Connor, Macallan’s boss references a pattern of cases against other young working girls across parts of the country.
Is this a pattern? Who is attacking these women? Will is escalate to murder?

There are some eerie chapters from the killers, point of view. They do not give away whom he is. But detail his thoughts and intentions. They are not for the faint hearted!

Macallan and Harkins bond over drinks at a local bar. She tells his about NI and he in turn shares war stories from his policing days. When a second body is found Prostitute Helen Stevenson, the team is called in! Only this victim is dead and it is a murder scene. The murder carries similarities between this and the attack on Pauline. Someone is targeting the working girls with violently savage beatings!

Macallan decides to visit the first victim Pauline in the ICU and see if she can gather any evidence. Communicating solely through blinks and for yes/no. Macallan manages to gather some information. But is it enough to solve the case?
Then the killer pays Pauline a visit in the hospital…….

The media swarm the case and the bodies begin to start piling up! The team think they have the perfect suspect. But he isn’t just any suspect he is slick anti-police advocate Jonathan Barclay QC.

The relationships between the coppers intensifies and it makes for a great plot! The character of Macallan develops throughout the novel. I think she is a cracking new protagonist in the crime fiction series! Mixing Macallan’s past and present displays a depth usually seen in an experienced writer! Making this one hell of a debut!
This novel will take you right into the depths of the killers hatred. 4*  

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Peter Ritchie
Authors links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2952671.Peter_Ritchie
via Publisher: http://blackandwhitepublishing.com/authors/r/peter-ritchie.html

#BlogTour #Giveaway #TheSecretsYouKeep by @katemwhite @canelo_co *UK only*

Super excited to host the #BlogTour ***Giveaway*** for this fantastic novel!
Read below to find out, how to be in with a chance of winning! I have one E-Book copy available *UK only*

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The Secrets You Keep by Kate White
Synopsis:

You’ve lost your memory. A woman has been murdered. Your husband is keeping secrets. How do you know who to trust?

Months after a being involved in a terrible car crash, Bryn Harper is physically healed but her emotional scars remain raw. She has no memory of the accident and is plagued with bad dreams.

When Bryn and her husband, Guy, host a dinner party Bryn swears money has been stolen while Guy seems unfazed. Bryn confronts the caterer that night and is horrified to discover the woman’s brutally slain body the next day.

As the case is investigated, Bryn is dragged into a fresh nightmare and learns that Guy is keeping things from her. Another murder occurs and Bryn realises the danger is getting ever closer to home. How well does Bryn really know the man she loves?

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Author bio:

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve works of fiction: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries, including the upcoming Even If It Kills Her (October 31, ’17), and five stand-alone psychological thrillers, including most recently, The Secrets You Keep (March ’17).  For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.

Her books have received starred reviews from many publications and she has been covered everywhere from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her debut Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was selected as the first “Reading with Kelly Ripa” pick and soon shot to number one on Amazon. She is published in 13 countries around the world. Her next Bailey Weggins mystery, Even If It Kills Her, will debut in October 2017.

Kate is also the editor of the acclaimed Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a selection of recipes from the field’s top-selling authors.

Like many female mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires the cliffhanger chapter endings the series is known for.

In addition to writing mysteries and thrillers, Kate is the author of several very popular and best selling career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.

Authors Links:
Website: http://www.katewhite.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KateWhiteAuthor/
Twitter: @katemwhite
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/59972.Kate_White

*****Giveaway*****
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