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  • Barbara Copperthwaite



Today sees the launch of Blood Type. Every fortnight topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction will be sharing their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me.

Kick-starting the series is LESLEY TITHER. 


Tell us about yourself…

My name is Lesley Tither but I write crime fiction as L M Krier, children’s fiction with a crime twist as L M Kay and travel memoirs as Tottie Limejuice. I was born in Cheshire, grew up and went to school in Stockport, and have lived in various parts of the UK including Wales, Dorset and Lincolnshire.

After leaving school, I trained as a journalist and worked on local papers for about ten years, covering a lot of court and coroner’s court proceedings. I’ve done various jobs, including working as a case tracker for the Crown Prosecution Service. I’ve spent the last fifteen years working as a freelance copywriter and copy editor.

I’m now retired and live in Central France where I write pretty much full-time, or as the muse takes me.

How do you go about plotting your books?

I tend to write in my head when I’m walking my dogs. I’ll play about with ideas, scenarios, dialogue and such while I’m walking. Then I come back and bash some ideas out on the computer. I keep an A4 notepad next to my computer where I write down chapters and notes of what happens in each. That way I can see if something needs to be… TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

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