Cosmo Book Club On The Shining Girls

I’m thrilled that The Shining Girls is the kick-off title for Cosmopolitan Magazine UK’s new Book Club.  Interestingly, Cosmopolitan’s Lorna Gray told me that get the most hits when they post about books on the blog, over and above celebrity news, health, fashion or lifestyle, which is inspiring. Women: well-rounded. Who would have thought? (Insert sarcasm mark […]

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Sold Out Show! We raised R95 000 for Rape Crisis!

Last night, The Shining Girls Charity Art Show raised R95 000 for Rape Crisis in about 20 minutes as the queue that went down four flights of stairs streamed in to snap up art. Huge thanks to Jacki Lang, brilliant and tireless curator who pulled the whole thing together, the buyers, the sponsors, (Pick ‘n’ […]

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Taking down the murder wall

I was home sick yesterday, so I finally got round to taking down my Murder Wall, which I used to map out The Shining Girls, the killings, the movement of the objects, the various intersecting timelines. Talk about unsnarling a knotty plot! I get into what it all means, the power of Twitter and a […]

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Burning Questions

Got burning questions about The Shining Girls? io9.com’s Book Blub discussed the novel here, with some really interesting insights. And then on Monday, I dropped in for an hour to answer questions direct. Please be advised: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT on both those links, including discussions on the ending.  

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String Theory and Murder Walls

I’ve been remiss about posting to this blog, because I’ve been focusing on The Shining Girls Tumblr, where there’s lots of great, content, including reviews, interviews, research pictures and Jade Klara’s rendition of the Dead Duck stories. Please do go check it out and in the meantime, I’ll try to catch up on some cross-posting. Kicking […]

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The Shining Girls on the front page of The Bookseller

  Felicity Wood at The Bookseller interviewed me about my upcoming novel, The Shining Girls.  The full story is behind a paywall for subscribers only, but here’s a snippet: “What’s scarier than a psychopathic serial killer that can travel through time toying with victims at various points in their life? Not much if Lauren Beukes’ […]

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A round-up of recent interviews

Mandy J Watson interviewed me about writing, tech, comics and my new novel, The Shining Girls for Vodacom Now and Ulrich Knoblauch did an awesome photo shoot to accompany it. Bladerunner cosplay FTW! “Writing novels is lonely work, stuck in your head with imaginary people”. (That is not my real pink hair, alas, but it is my […]

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