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Read an extract from The Shadow Hour!

My new novel, The Shadow Hour, is published on February 25 but if you’d like to read an extract now, click on the below!  
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Short story The Red Letter published

This week saw publication of my short ebook, The Red Letter. It tells the story of Marjorie, the long-suffering wife of James Elton, who readers might remember from the early chapters of The Girl in the Photograph. I really enjoyed writing this spin-off story about a character I’d only vaguely imagined when I wrote the novel, and the process of digging into her life completely changed the way I viewed her. It’s just 99p on Amazon and you also get a sneak preview of my forthcoming full-length novel, The Shadow Hour. Click here to buy your copy on Amazon...
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German edition now available

The German version of The Girl in the Photograph is now out! This is very exciting for me as it’s my first foreign language edition. Published by Heyne, part of the Random House group, its German title is Im Spiegel Ferner Tage – which is a phrase that doesn’t really translate into English. Suffice to say it’s about mirrors and days past and is suitably atmospheric!
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Waterstones blog about creating a haunting setting...

Waterstones asked me to write a blog and I chose to write about the ghosts – or, rather, the lack of them – in The Girl in the Photograph. Have a read to see how I tried to create a haunting atmosphere without resorting to any white sheets and clanking chains… Read the full article “What I do believe in, though, is the idea of the past haunting the present in ways other than the supernatural.” Kate...
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Emerald Street competition!

For a chance to win a weekend at beautiful Owlpen Manor – where I based the setting of The Girl in the Photograph – sign up to receive Emerald Street’s fab newsletter. They send one carefully edited email a day, full of reviews on lovely things like beauty products, new bars and of course books – plus there are loads of competitions. Winners will also get signed copies of the book, and runners-up will get ebooks! Visit the Emerald Street website...
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Penguin blog – setting the scene for my novel...

Perhaps unusually, I began with the setting when I started writing The Girl in the Photograph. Here’s my take on the importance of setting on the fantastic Penguin blog… Read the full article Kate Riordan, author of The Girl in the Photograph, tells us about creating the book’s unforgettable setting and shares how she was influenced by classic literature in setting the scene....
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Blinkbox Books Pinterest feature – my life in books...

To mark publication of The Girl in the Photograph, Blinkbox Books asked me to pick my all-time favourite books – not only the ones I’ve loved the most, but the ones that have inspired me and informed my writing. It was hard to narrow it down but here they are, with a little bit of blurb about why I chose them… View feature.  
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The Girl in the Photograph is out now!

I’m very proud to say that Penguin has now published The Girl in the Photograph! It is, as they say, available in all good bookshops – and supermarkets, as well as online. Very exciting!