interview with Matt Killeen

Today, in the serie of the Crimelines interviews, I’m talking to a wonderful author,

Matt Killeen


[©2014 M.Killeen]


Tell us how you got involved in the Crimelines project?

Almost by accident…I had contributed a story for the Timelines anthology, ‘Lucky Hits the Skin’, a story set during the Napoleonic Wars. We’d had plenty of notice so I had spent a great deal of time honing and editing it over the course of more than a month. I lived and breathed it, the smell of blood and gunpowder in my nostrils, so to speak. I’d heard that Iris and Livi were planning a follow-up but I didn’t think I’d get a chance to contribute this time, as they like to feature as many first-time authors as possible. So I didn’t give it any thought. Then, when the opportunity arose, I only had a week and a bit to write something, which was daunting but quite liberating at the same time. Although I didn’t want to let Iris and Livi down, if I couldn’t come up with anything in time I’d lost nothing, like a goalkeeper in a penalty shoot-out. Continue reading

Crimelines anthology

check out this great cover!!

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Now you really want to read it don’t you? The book will be for sale very soon. You’re just going to have to be patient.

The launch will take place 5th July at the John Rylands library. There, you’ll be able to hear  the wonderful stories from this anthology.

Talk with author and editor of Crimelines, Livi Michael

Today, I have the chance to talk with one of the editor of the Crimelines Anthology,

Livi Michael


[©2014 L. Michael]

You’ve edited the Timelines Anthology, did you find this one easier to do after this experience?

I think we had a clearer idea of how to do it, and what we wanted.

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Interview with Paula Warrington

In the series of Interview with the authors of the Crimelines anthology,

today I’m talking to

Paula Warrington


[©2014 P.Warrington]


Tell us how you got involved in the Crimelines project?

I had previously had a short story included in the 2013 anthology Timelines; that was a great experience, so when I heard the editors were inviting submissions for a new collection I was keen to get involved.

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Crimelines a new anthology

I’m fortunate enough to have another of my short stories published by the Manchester school of writing.

But instead of talking about me, I want to let the other authors and editors talk about their work.

So here is the first of my Crimelines interview series.

Today, I’ll be talking to

Kim Hutson

kim hutson second interview

 [©2014 K. Hutson]


1)      Tell us how you got involved in the Crimelines project?

I’m about to complete a Masters in Writing for Children at MMU and I was involved in last year’s Timelines project through my course. We were asked to submit for Crimelines because of the success of last year’s book. It was great opportunity to have experiences like public readings, signing books and seeing my name in print for the first time in this context.

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