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I’m Serialised in Jungle Jim No. 18!!

My Kate Gomolemo Mystery Series are books very near to my heart since they were the first that were ever published. The first book in the series The Fatal Payout (Macmillan 2005) was my first ever published book.And now Claws of a Killer, the last in the series, is being serialised in Jungle Jim, starting in No.18, and I am so completely chuffed. I love the concept of Jungle Jim, the look of it, the stories inside- I’m so very pleased to be able to be part of it.

Claws of a Killer is about a serial killer at the University of Botswana, stalking and killing women, leaving three claw marks down their bodies. My attempt at being scary.

When I started writing I wanted to be either Edgar Allan Poe or Sue Townsend. In my early attempts, I was showed, quite brutally, that I was not funny. But I could occassionally scare people, or at least creep them out. So I stuck with that for a while. After driving my writing car on just about every lane available, I have had a bit of success with funny short stories (In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata is funny, I hope, and was shortlisted for the Caine) and books for teens (Signed, Hopelessly in Love has done okay at least review-wise and many say it makes them laugh). So maybe there is still hope in the funny department….we’ll see.

In the meanwhile, buy Jungle Jim. Read about my serial killer. Let me know if I managed to scare you at all. I’m still driving, and pretty sure I’m not yet going in the right direction.


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