Footsteps of the Hunter (extract)

The opening of Footsteps of the Hunter – the new Kitty Lockwood novel. A strand of spider web blows in the breeze, curling like a soft whip. Hitting a rise, the bike lifts off, spokes spinning above the carpet of pine needles that cover the forest floor. Two miles done. Three to go. The wind…

 

Book club at Thought Foundation

I’m very chuffed that  Cars Just Want to be Rust  has been chosen as the subject for the very first book club session at the marvellous Thought Foundation in Birtley. You should soon be able to find details on the Thought Foundation website. http://www.thoughtfoundation.co.uk

 

About me…

Tony Glover is a writer and film-maker, born in Northumberland. He has  published two crime novels, Cars Just Want to be Rust and The Luxury of Murder. The third book in the Kitty Lockwood series,  Footsteps of the Hunter,  is published in 2018. His radio play, Just a Trim, won a Sony Radio Award and…

 

‘So’ is the biggest word. Finding the ending.

‘So’ is the biggest word. If you write with your ending in mind you should know where your narrative is headed. Though you may decide to change the ending later, you are writing with a destination in mind. Citizen Kane will die and we’ll know what ‘Rosebud’ means. You would not think of telling a…

 

The Ghost on the Highway

Some years ago I played sax and congas in a band called the Sabrejets. We used to carry our kit around in an old blue ambulance that once belonged to the NHS Blood Transfusion Service. We would gig in Teesside or North Yorkshire and drive back to Newcastle, often late at night, the kit stashed…

 

Dropping Your Pants in Public

A friend once said to me ’Creating art is like dropping your pants in public. If you aren’t brave enough to do that, you should do something else.’ He was talking about making music, though the idea applies to writing too. In writing fiction your real personality ‘leaks through.’ Writers reveal themselves in their work.…

 

Engrenages

I’m very glad to see that the sixth series of the French crime drama, Engrenages (Spiral in the UK) is in production. It’s so well written and constructed. A set of sub plots is woven into a mystery which is resolved during the length of the series. The look is distinct, the acting superb. We…

 

Inspiration versus Perspiration

When someone asks me what I do I mumble that I’m a writer. Sometimes the next question is the brain twisting ‘So have you written anything I’ve read?’ But the most common question is ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ My answer is ‘Out of my head.’ But finding ideas when they don’t make a…

 

The Swing

  THE SWING   ‘Where’s Jamie?’ Phil tilted his head, seeking the sound of his son’s footsteps in the empty house. Sue turned to the estate agent, furrowing her brow. ‘He was here a moment ago!’ The agent nodded, peeking at his wristwatch.   Phil hurried from room to room. Each had ghosts – cupboards,…

 

iStory

I’ve just submitted an iStory called The Swing to Narrative magazine. The challenge is to write a complete story which can be read on a phone. The limit is 150 words – an interesting challenge. I find that one of the most enjoyable tasks is editing my work – keeping meaning and sense yet  conveying…

 
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