Look who's got a taste for murder

Members of Havant U3A (University of the Third Age) got the taste for murder when I entertained them on Thursday 16 February with tales of my crime busting heroes, the rugged and flawed detective, DI Andy Horton, and my new hero, Art Marvik, the troubled former Royal Marine Commando, now working as an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad,(NIMS).

Pauline Rowson talking about how she writes her crime novels

 Over seventy people listened while I spoke about how I plan, plot and research my crime novels set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England.

Havant U3A Crime author Pauline Rowson entertaining the audience

 The enigmatic sailing detective  DI Andy Horton. features in thirteen crime novels with Lethal Waves the latest in the Portsmouth based series published by Severn House in the UK on the 28 February 2017 and in the USA on the 1 June 2017.

I spoke about how I create my characters including my new protagonist,  Art Marvik who is featured in two crime novels Silent Running and Dangerous Cargo, with the third to be published in autumn 2017.

Havant U3A Pauline Rowson showing how she plots her crime novels

I've given talks to many U3As across England and they are always an attentive, delightful audience. The University of the Third Age (U3A) has a network of U3As across the country, which provide life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people who come together to learn, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery. Members share their skills and life experiences. The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

I also explained how I draw the inspiration for my crime novels from locations along the South Coast of England; how I work up ideas for the novels, develop characters and devise and map out plot lines.

Havant U3A Pauline Rowson talking about how she writes her crime novels

 My talk was followed by a lively Question and Answer session and a book signing. 'The audience were great. I  thoroughly enjoyed talking to them.

Havant U3A Pauline Rowson signing copies of her crime novels

 You can view all my speaking engagements on my events page.


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