Morecambe and Vice started life in 2017, and has already established itself as a friendly, quirky and fabulous crime festival by the sea. It takes place at the iconic Midland Hotel, a building that looks like it popped straight out of an Agatha Christie novel.
I'm taking part in a children's and YA crime event 'Let Them Lead The Way' with three fabulous crime and mystery writers: Sharna Jackson (author of 'High Rise Mystery'), Sarah Todd Taylor (author, amongst other books, of feline sleuth 'Max the Detective Cat') and Anne Coates (author of the Hannah Weybridge series of crime novels).
Anyone who works in the book trade - whether author, publisher or book seller - plays a part in raising the next generation of readers, and crime fiction is no exception. I'm really looking forward to discussing the challenges of writing crime for young readers, and the books that inspired us as both writers and readers.
If you are coming to Morcecambe and Vice - do come and say hi. And if you are going to be around Morecambe over the weekend of September 29/30 - come along and join in!