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Welcome to my twisted world! After years of write, revise, submit, revise, abandon all hope, bugger it, revise, submit again, someone said yes! And not just any old someone, but the delightfully sweary Chris McVeigh, hot punk publisher of Fahrenheit Press. So, how cool is that website?

In crime fiction – and in real life – being followed by a stranger can be dangerous. On Twitter, it can be the start of something awesome. When I first saw that skull, my heart raced. I followed straight back, then watched and waited. Chris mentioned the gender inequality in his submission pile. So many men submitting, all full of bravado and sometimes-deluded self-belief. Fighting words, indeed. I decided to submit like a man and here we are.