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Deadlier than the male? Perhaps. Now pass me my diamonds.

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Yesterday was cracking fun. I got to join Alex Barclay, Ava McCarthy and Niamh O’Connor at the Hibernian Club on Stephen’s Green for a 40’s styled photo-shoot. The finished product will appear in The Examiner sometimes in October.The theme was ‘more deadly than the male’, and it goes with a piece written by Declan Burke.

I have to say, what a lot of work goes on behind the scenes for a photo-shoot (!) makeup, hair, styling, lighting. ...

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On Portnoy Publishing and The Future.

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When I started writing first I was as green as a HB Fat Frog. I couldn’t type, did not understand the concept of grammar; indeed could barely get my head around commas let alone semi-colons and colons. The only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to tell stories and in that regard I have been lucky enough to be allowed follow my dream.

From getting an agent – the peerless Faith O’Grady from the Lisa Richards Agency ...

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News coming.

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I’ve been a little flat out of late and the next few weeks appear pretty jam-packed by my standards too, but I do have news and I will share it with you later this week. Cool, scary, exciting news. The kind of news that makes me wake up in a cold sweat at 4 A.M. Yeah, it’s like that.

Until then, can I direct you along to here where fellow scribe Declan Burke has posted reviews of the very excellent ...

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New photos

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I am not a natural model, my face freezes in weird, sometimes down right scary, masks whenever anyone points a camera my way. So it was with sheer delight I got to work with Annie Atkins on my new shots. She’s just so relaxed and efficient.

Arlene Hunt

Arlene Hunt

She’s blooming good.

 

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Presenting ‘The Chosen’ cover

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Okay, behind the scene busy bees were being busy, goldilock style worker fairies were getting this cover ‘just right’ and lo, I think we have cracked it.

This is the cover for the new book, I am so excited about it I am typing this while hovering an inch above my seat. Publication details to follow.

Arlene Hunt - The Chosen

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Absolute Cool Zero: funny, dark, rad to the bone: that’s right, rad.

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Declan Burke - Absolute Cool ZeroFellow scribe and all round good egg Declan Burke – last seen round these parts as editor and shepherd for the excellent Down These Green Streets – has a new novel about to bounce free. Absolute Cool Zero, which I had the pleasure to read a number of drafts ago, will be launched in Continue Reading →

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Down These Green Streets

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A cracking review of the Down These Green Streets can be found here. Enjoy.

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Down These Green Streets gets the No Alibis treatment

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I was most upset to miss the launch of Down These Green Streets in No Alibis up in bonny Belfast. The fates on this occasion conspired against me, but by all accounts it looks like an excellent night was had by all.

Aside from the launch itself I was rather hoping to catch up with my pal Brian McGilloway and congratulate him on his latest book, Little Girl Lost.

Down These Green Streets and Little Girl ...

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A Shock to the System.

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My essay, A Shock to the System, printed originally in the excellent Down These Green Streets, was reprinted in the equally excellent antiroom.com today.

It’s easy as a crime fiction writer to gloss over on occasion the true agony of crime and brutality. But behind every murder, every rape, every stabbing, kidnapping or assault, real flesh and blood people suffer and it behooves us all to remember that.

Take care folks.

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