Despite having no plans to ever write a novel, thriller or otherwise, I am a fan of both authors and their books so as the event was on a Friday, which is my day off and I had no plans for the day, it was obviously fate that I was meant to attend 😉
Among the topics on discussion with their editor Helen Huthwaite were their writing and editing processes, Paul dictates into a dictaphone whilst out walking his dogs (can you imagine the things they have heard 🤣). how to work through blocks, building suspense... I don't think I ever want to be a character in a C.L. Taylor novel as she, quoting her own words, said 'I like to put my characters into uncomfortable situations and ramp up the pressure' 😨 and many other subjects before throwing it open to questions from the audience.
Before the event Paul Finch and C.L. Taylor did a Facebook Live chat covering similar discussion topics which you can watch below.
After the event we were able to chat to both the authors and get copies of their books signed. As I already had a copy of The Escape which I got signed, I'm giving away the copy received in our goody bag which has also been signed by the author.