As most of you should know by now, I have a monthly column in the hugely popular national writing magazine Writers' Forum. My column is called Research Secrets and I talk to some amazing writers about the research they have done for their books and ask them for any tips that may help other writers when researching.
Writers' Forum, available in all good bookstores now, you can read my interview with crime and thriller book writer, Simon Hall. Simon is the BBC's Crime Correspondent for the southwest England and author of the TV Detective novels.
His new book The Balance of Guilt is due out next week on the 9th September and is the fifth book in the series.
I was lucky enough to meet Simon at this year's Caerleon Writers' Holiday and must say as well as being an exceptional writer, he is also a very groovy dancer.
To find out more about Simon and his books and to read his blog, check out his website at: http://www.thetvdetective.com/. To find out his research secrets and tips you can read my double-page feature on pages 16-17 of Writers' Forum.