Exciting times with a radio interview, book signing & Crimefest weekend.
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Exciting news from Sandy Vaile.
I'm teaming up with a fellow suspense author.

Suspense Sisters

Double the Intrigue

I have teamed up with another South Australian suspense author, Rowena Holloway, to form the Suspense Sisters. We specialise in strong heroines and pacey suspense fiction, and will be offering a series of entertaining and informative author talks, workshops and book signings. Keep an eye on the events page of my website for future dates.

Catch us at Tribe FM radio this Thursday at 3.30 pm (Aust Central Standard Time). It's streams live internationally from any internet capable device.

Sandy Vaile is a motorbike-riding daredevil, who isn’t content with a story unless there’s a courageous heroine and a dead body. With an eclectic background as a chef, lead auditor, and graduate of Fiona McIntosh’s Master Class, she is now published by Crimson Romance, judges competitions for Romance Writers of Australia and America, and coordinates the Novelist’s Circle writing group — founded five years ago.
Rowena Holloway is a book reviewer, interviewer and writer of short stories and novels, which have won and placed in numerous competitions. She holds a PhD in Business, but fiction is her first love. Rowena has been writing for twelve years and been mentored by award-winning author Carol LeFevre and is a graduate of Fiona MacIntosh’s Masterclass. She has published two novels through by Fractured Press.

Book signing

Drop into Collins Bookshop at Castle Plaza, Edwardstown, on Friday 17th July at 1 pm.

I'll have pitched a tent with a view of the mall, be ready to chat, and be armed with a pile of hard copy books.

Crimefest weekend

Last weekend I attended Crimefest at the SA Writer's Centre, Adelaide. Wow! What a collection of literary talent and crime-fiction-related information.

On Saturday panels chatted about all things suspenseful and spent the majority of their time answering questions from the audience, so we learnt heaps. In the evening the SAWC graciously hosted a 1920's murder mystery dinner. Wouldn't you know it, the victim AND murderer were sitting at my table. It's a dangerous world out there <wink>.

On Sunday two workshop streams ran simultaneously (beginner and advanced). I was honoured to have Gabrielle Lord and Angela Savage imparting their knowledge to me.

Continual improvement


As an auditor of quality management systems, continual improvement is something I am always looking for. It is also relevant to individuals. Who isn't trying to improve himself/herself?

At the beginning of my fiction writing career I had to work hard to learn the basic skills to take me from hobbyist to published author. But craft development doesn't stop there. Most authors will tell you that you NEVER stop learning.

There is one pitfall though, just because someone else had success with one technique, doesn't mean it's the only way to success.

Believe in yourself!

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Check out the
Fearless Prose blog for tips on infusing back story like a pungent spice, and unearthing gems of story ideas.

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