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**FREE EVENT** Come along to hear me talk about my second book in the Project Trology, The Killing Files. A perfect opportunity to ask questions and learn how I wrote the novel and came up with the idea, from first draft through to publication.

To see all the dates as they appear, go to my Facebook Author page here.


When: Sunday 28th August

Where: Black Book Cafe, Silver Rooms, Stroud, Glos

When: 20:00-23:00

Live event update: Facebook event page

Always fancied yourself at making up a story, but never really had a chance? Love a bit of improv and watching people make stuff up, on the spot, on stage? Well, now’s your chance to be part of it all.

Introducing Stroud Story Slam – The Improv Years* at this year’s Stroud Fringe Festival. Rock up on the night to this FREE event, give us your name then you’ll have 30 seconds to prepare a story and two minutes to tell it.

But that’s not all! Because, even if you’re not telling a story, we need you: the items and situations for the on-the-spot stories will be shouted out by the audience. Yep, this is interactive, live-story telling at it’s very best. Anything could happen – who knows who’ll freeze on stage (cue hugs), blurt a laugh-out-loud tale or deliver some stunning prose.

And with a bar on the night, plus the winner receiving a prize AND the title of Fringe Story Slam King or Queen, no matter what the story, it’s sure to be a slam-dunk of an evening.

++This is FREE EVENT run for Stroud Fringe (by the seat of her pants) by Amazon Rising Star and international thriller author, Nikki Owen, with Royal Literary Fund Fellow, and acclaimed author, Caroline Sandersson.++

*The Improv Years is the light story slam sibling of the Godfather Story Slam event at Stroud’ first Book Festival this year in November. Look out for details.


The Killing Files
Saturday 11th June, 11-12pm

Where: Stroud Bookshop, 23 High Street, GL5 1AJ Stroud, Gloucestershire

Data: Come along to the wonderful Stroud Bookshop – my local independent book store – where I’ll be signing brand new copies of my latest novel The Killing Files. It’s a non-ticket event, so you can just pop on by. Looking forward to seeing you there!

<<The Killing Files UK Blog Tour for 2016 announced >>

The official 2016 UK Blog Tour for The Killing Files has now been announced, and includes reviews from some of the country’s top book bloggers. Click on the mage to view the full tour banner.

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<<Literary festival appearances>>

Delighted to announce that I’ll be appearing at literary festivals throughout 2016.

tr0dWs-n_400x400Chipping Campden Literary Festival (5th May, 2016)

Running from 3rd-8th May, The Chipping Campden Literature Festival is now in its seventh year and the number, quality and diversity of recently published history books – fact and fiction – has been remarkable. Thus the overall theme for 2016 has simply had to be ‘History’.

So, on 5th May I’ll be chairing the festival’s Big Book Group, talking to award winning novelist Justin Cartwright about his stunning book, Up Against the Night. It will be an evening event and, with the Big Book Group nights proving popular, its one to book soon.

To purchase tickets to the event, you can vist the festival website here 


hulit-finished-illustrationHawkesbury Literary Festival (23rd April, 2016) – World Book Night)

The Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival runs on  is a free public event celebrating books and reading. Founded in 2015 by local author Debbie Young, it is now a permanent fixture in the Cotswolds’ cultural calendar, with a main event in April and a pop-up event in August.

The festival will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016, sharing a packed programme of readings and discussion panels as before, and we will also be introducing new activities for children and workshops for all ages. I’ll be speaking in various guises at this wonderful local festival throughout the day:

Readings: 12.15pm Contemporary Fiction #1
Chair: John Lynch – with Adam Baron, Mari Howard, Jackie Kabler, Nikki Owen, Lynne Pardoe, and Thomas Shepherd

Talks: 2.15pm The Challenge of Writing About Difference
Chair: Dr Sarah Brown, clinical psychologist – with a panel of writers affected by or writing about characters with disabilities: Jo Allmond, J M Forster, Jess Hiles, Dan Holloway, Nikki Owen, Thomas Shepherd and Joy Thomas
3.15pm After Nordic Noir, What’s the Next Big Thrill?
Chair: Adam Baron, author of thrillers and literary fiction – with Dan Gooding, J J Franklin, Rosalind Minett and Nikki Owen

Workshops: Write a short story in an hour – this is part of the new Children’s festival at Hawesbury. Times and booking availability to follow.

To contact the festival and for bookings, click here


<<Writers: Learn how you can get published>>

Calling all aspiring authors! Next year I’ll be running a creative writing course on “How to get published” at the beautiful Hawkood College, in Stroud, Gloucestershire (UK). Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.

During the course, I’ll be sharing all my experience and advice in how the publishing industry works and, crucially, what you need to do to break into it.

So if you’ve got an idea for a novel, have written a draft already or simply fancy finding out how it all works, this is for you.
Nikki Owen tutoring

It will be held at Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire (UK) on 26th July, 2016.

**For full details of the course and how to book, click here**





<<Mini-library tour announced>>

In November, I’ll be doing a mini-library tour in Gloucestershire, my home county (yay!). It’s an opportunity to meet me, ask any qLibraries_logouestions about writing and about how I dreamt up the idea for Spider and the Project trilogy. Bring along your copy of Spider to get it signed!

Details of events are below. To attend, contact the library directly. Tickets available for some events.

Dursley Library
May Lane
GL11 4JH

Date: Friday 6th November

Time: 5pm-6pm

Contact: Julie Davies    Email:dursleylibrary@gloucestershire.gov.uk


Hucclecote Library
Hucclecote Road

Date: Wednesday 11th November

Time: 2pm-3pm

Contact: Pauline Pearce  Email: hucclecotelibrary@gloucestershire.gov.uk


Quedgeley Library

Bristol Road

Date: Thursday 12th November, 2015

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Contact: Sally Williams  Email: quedgeleylibrary@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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<<Spider selected as TV AM Ireland’s July Book Club pick>>

What: TV AM Book Club

Venue: TV AM Ireland

When: Tuesday 7th July, 2015 – 09:20

Data: Spider has been chosen for Ireland’s TV AM Book Club read for July! Whoop! Tune into TV AM Ireland at 09.20 on Tuesday 7th July where Spider is being discussed by the TV AM Book Club team. Spider fans can also catch up on the web link here


Nikki Owen 034M<<Q&A with Crime Book Club>>

What: Q&A reader session

Venue: Crime Book Club, Facebook

When: Thursday 2nd July, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30

Data: I’ll be answering questions tonight from with readers in the Crime Book Club. Catch the chat link here


<<Interview with BBC Radio Gloucestershire>> radio glos

What: Radio interview with Dominic Cotter of BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Venue: On air via BBC Radio Gloucestershire

When: 16:00 on 24th June, 2015

Data: Me talking to Dominic Cotter about her debut novel, The Spider in the Corner of the Room

<<Nikki on regional radio>>

What: Regional radio interviews

Venue: UK Regional radio stations

When: 16th June, 2015

Data: On Tuesday 16th June, I’ll be talking about Spider on the following regional radio stations…

10:30-11 BBC Radio Jersey with Sara Palmer

11:00-11:20 BBC Hereford & Worcester with Kate Justice

12:15-12:45 BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Dominic Cotter

15:00-15:15 BBC Radio Jersey – 3@3 slot – Nikki chooses her three favourite songs


<<UK Blog Tour starts>>

What: UK Blog Tour for The Spider in the Corner of the Room

Venue: UK-wide

When: 3rd-13th June 2015

Data:  I starts the blog tour from 3rd June. Join these great book bloggers to discover everything about me (!) and Spider…

Wednesday 3rd June     lizlovesbooks.com

Thursday 4th June         mmcheryl.wordpress.com

Friday 5th June              reading-room-with-a-view.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday 6th June         bookaddictshaun.co.uk

Sunday 7th June            britishbookwormblog.com

Monday 8th June          lynseysbooks.blogspot.co.uk

Tuesday 9th June          tracyshephard.wordpress.com

Wednesday 10th June   edelwaugh.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday 11th June      sueandherbooks.blogspot.co.uk

Friday 12th June           crimebookclub.co.uk

Saturday 13th June       northern crime.wordpress.com