Last Wednesday afternoon was slightly wet and miserable, but I spent a lovely hour drinking good coffee and chatting with gorgeous author Claire Duffy (who writes as CS Duffy) in Billington's Coffee Shop and Deli in Lenzie, near Glasgow.
Claire has a background in tv and film screenwriting, and has lived all over the world, before settling back in Glasgow a year and a half ago, and now writes full time. She has published a trilogy of books over the last year: Dark of Night: Episodes One, Two and Three. Following the release of Episode Three last month she has been doing a small 'Meet the Author' tour, which is where I caught up with her.
Claire has self published the Dark of Night trilogy with the support of Indie Authors World, who are based in Bishopbriggs near Glasgow, and provide a range of services to help self publishing authors. They are a fab organisation, and a great resource if you are thinking of self publishing, and I am privileged to be on their bank of editors.
Claire struck me with her energy and enthusiasm for writing, and passion for self publishing, and gave me a couple of hints about other projects she might be working on. Whatever happens, I know we are going to be hearing lots more from her!
I haven't had chance to read the books yet, but am really looking forward to them, and will report back when I have. In the meantime, I have included the blurb for Dark of Night: Episode One to whet your appetite!
Dark of Night: Episode One - The Blurb:
Haunted by the fact that he never got the chance to tell best friend Lorna that he loved her before she was murdered, Ruari sets out to track down the man he saw her with the night before she was murdered - the man police are certain was her killer.
Forensic psychologist Amy Kerr has been watching prominent Glasgow lawyer Alec McAvoy for months, certain that he is the so-called Dancing Girls Killer who evaded capture in London five years previously.
Now Ruari and Amy are closing in on the same man - but every step they take draws them deeper into the killer’s web.
You can buy Dark of Night: Episode One here or download a box set of the whole trilogy here
The website for CS Duffy is here, and you can also find her on Facebook.
You can find Indie Authors World here.
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