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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

BLOOD TYPE: Betsy Reavley

“The characters come to life in my head and I let them lead the way.”

CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me.


Tell us about yourself…


I am a mother and wife. I live in Cambridge. My family mean the world to me and my husband is my rock. I have two beautiful and naughty daughters who keep me on my toes, as well as a bouncy puppy and a few quail. Not fogetting the pet frog, Frank.

I swear too much and drink too much. I don’t always think before I speak. I love books, music, films and food. I really want a parrot but my husband doesn’t like birds. I want to travel more.

I’ve written ever since I was tiny and it’s my happy place.

How do you go about plotting your books?

I never plot my books. They happen organically. The characters come to life in my head and I let them lead the way. TO READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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