Writing Crime with Sam Blake and Jo Spain
In this dynamic masterclass, bestselling crime writers Sam Blake and Jo Spain come together to share the character development and plotting processes that bring their books to the bestseller lists. Whether you are writing a series or standalone, get solid tips to develop your own work and bring it to the next level. Drawing on their individual experiences – Sam as a literary scout and Jo as a screenwriter – Sam will outline what’s needed to attract an agent, and Jo will reveal how a story gets to the screen. Packed full of information and advice, this is an event that you cannot afford to miss.
Sam’s debut novel, Little Bones (Bonnier), not only launched the bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy, but was also number one in Ireland for four weeks, and was nominated for Irish Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Moving away from police procedurals, Sam is keeping a focus on strong female characters, writing psychological thrillers for Atlantic Books. Keep Your Eyes On Me went straight to number one in January 2020 and The Dark Room is due in January 2021.
Jo is the author of the bestselling DCI Tom Reynolds series, and standalones including the number one bestseller The Confession (Quercus). A full-time screen-writer, Jo created and co-wrote the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking RTÉ series Taken Down. She is currently working on a soon-to-be-broadcast TV series set in Cambridge, a new RTÉ thriller, and TV shows based in Finland, Iceland and London.
Bookings for this event will open on September 28th
This is a LIVE online workshop