I came across this clip from the BBC in which the incredible writer Anthony Horowitz gives his top 5 tips for entering short story competitions. I think his advice could be applied to all writing! Anthony Horowitz has to be one of the most prolific writers of recent times. I have long been hooked on his Poirot and Foyle's War TV writing as well as his Alex Rider series for young people. His Diamond Brothers series is the only other writing I have come across that ties in themes from the gangster movies of the 1930s with modern day life. I wonder what he would think of Bella Street and her noir adventures! Check out his website here.
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Clare grew up in Constable Country not far from East Trimley where Kate Summers and Detective Vicky Allard solve their local mysteries and where The Bellamy Bird is set. Clare lived for many years on a street in Manhattan just like the street where Bella and Felix live although she was never chased through Central Park at night by a couple of failed fashion-world gangsters. Clare now lives on a high cliff next to a lighthouse in Australia where she plots and writes with her faithful chocolate labrador by her side.
Clare Havens's books on Goodreads
The Secret Formula (Bella Street Mysteries, #1)
ratings: 38 (avg rating 4.08)
Writer's Block (Constable Country Mysteries #1)
ratings: 16 (avg rating 3.62)
Doc Gutson's Revenge (Bella Street Mysteries, #2)
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.50)
The Bellamy Bird
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.50)
Still Waters (Constable Country Mysteries 2)
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.83)
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