Happy Monday! In a change from my normal Monday wrap up, I’d like to talk about the first of two upcoming Crime Festivals that I’m excited about!
So, today I’m turning my attention to Morecambe and Vice. Strangely enough, it’s being held in Morecambe, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September. This year is only the second year of it being in existence.
This is where things get interesting.
At the minute, as they have only just started announcing the line up, they currently have Early Bird tickets available for £20. That’s a half price ticket (full price £40) as you don’t know who you’re going to get.
Tickets available here.
So, who’s been confirmed as part of the line up?
Graham is a Sunday Times Best Selling author and crime/police procedural advisor. His thirty-year police career inspired him to write the non-fiction “Death Comes Knocking – Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton,” a gripping account of what it is like to police one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, Brighton and Hove.
In addition, he works with TV writers and producers in helping them achieve accuracy and authenticity while preserving their compelling drama.
Kate is a writer, poet and author of The Real CSI: A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers. A serving crime scene investigator with over 15 years experience, Kate also lectures to crime writers wishing to add authenticity and accuracy to their work.
Kate is currently working on the first of a fictional crime trilogy. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Greater Manchester.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Robert in December as part of a blog tour. That post can be found here.
Robert is a British theatre and television actor best known for his roles in TV series such as the award-winning Outside Edge, Jeeves and Wooster, Roger,Roger, The Royal, Rock and Chips, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Sword of Honour, Take A Girl Like You and most recently, as Dr Thomas Choake in Poldark. His most recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn’s Alarms and Excursions, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and Yes Prime Minister in London’s West End.
Robert’s first crime novella, The Rock, made the top of the Amazon bestseller list five times and is currently being developed for television.
Although he was born in Cumbria, Mike Craven grew up in the North East before running away to join the army when he turned sixteen. After training as an armourer for two and a half years, he spent the next ten travelling the world having fun. In 1995 he left the army and completed a degree in social work, with specialisms in criminology, psychology and substance misuse. In 1999 he joined Cumbria Probation Service as a probation officer, working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later, he took the plunge and accepted redundancy to concentrate on writing. He now has entirely different motivations for trying to get inside the minds of criminals.
To keep up to date with news of other authors as they are announced:
The team at the Festival are also crowd funding, if you wish to donate, please visit their page.
So, what do you think of the line up so far? Are you interested in joining me there?