Ann Bloxwich, who is appearing at Kirkcudbright Book Week, has announced that she has signed a deal with a new publisher.
Her contract with Red Dragon Publishing Ltd means that her debut crime novel What Goes Around will not be available until its relaunch with a new cover and ISBN number in March 2023, at the same time as her second book, Goodnight, God Bless.
What Goes Around is the first book in the DI Alex Peachey series and Ann drew on her own experiences, including that of being a parent to a disabled child. She said: “This is something I’ve not seen in fiction before, and I felt it brought an air of authenticity to Alex’s story and shows the unseen side of living with this situation. I set it in and around Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, as that was where I was living when I started the book.”
She has also had short stories published in two charity anthologies, ‘Happily Never After’ and ‘Wish You Weren’t Here’, produced by the writers from the ‘Crime & Publishment’ writing workshop in Gretna Green, and is working on a short story for an upcoming anthology for The Rotary Club of Great Britain.
She has previously worked in a chocolate factory, a night care officer in a residential home, and had her own promotions company. She also co-owned a business involving male strippers and drag queens, knowledge which came in handy when she was writing the first book.
You can find out more about Ann on her Facebook page, Ann Bloxwich Author, or follow her on Twitter @AnnBloxwich
Ann will be appearing at Book Week on Monday February 27 in Walk on the Dark Side – a crime fiction event Broughton House, 12 High St. 7. 30pm £7 You can spend an evening with crime writers Jackie Baldwin, Ian Robinson, Ann and John Dean as they explore the art of crime writing, illustrated through examples from their crime novels. You can purchase tickets through this website (see Acquire Your Tickets on the home page).