VM Giambanco First Draft Q & A

When you decide to write something new, what is the first thing you do? I start scribbling little notes on paper – always paper first – and it could be anything from a name to a situation or a question, in fact more often than not it is a ‘what if’. Do you have a set routine approaching it? It is not a routine as such but, inevitably, I seem […]

Piece for Killing Time Crime

Location as character: Seattle and the beautiful, ruthless wilderness of Washington State I am an Italian who has lived in the U.K. for 28 years and I write crime fiction novels set in Seattle, Washington State.  I live in South West London but most of my days start with a quick look online at The Seattle Times before I return to Homicide Detective Alice Madison as she hunts down the […]

Blog Piece for ‘Shots’

‘From film editing to writing crime fiction’   I have always been writing, one way or the other, but when I started writing my first novel the time spent working and watching stories actually being built in cutting rooms really came together: from the first word on the page film editing has informed and shaped the way I write. Just to give a little context: my first novel, ‘The Gift Of […]