Simon Booker

Simon Booker

Author

Author and screenwriter Simon Booker writes prime time TV drama for the BBC, ITV and US TV. His credits include BBC1’s Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring Diana Rigg; ITV1 thrillers The Stepfather and The Blind Date; and Perfect Strangers, the CBS romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel. He has written many plays for BBC Radio 4, worked extensively as a producer in television and radio and as a journalist.

Without Trace, his debut novel, was the first in a series of psychological thrillers featuring Morgan Vine, a single mother and investigative journalist who specialises in miscarriages of justice. He followed this with Kill Me Twice in 2017. His latest book, Animal Instinct, begins a new series focusing on ex-policeman Joe Cassidy.

Simon lives in London and Deal. He is a volunteer facilitator in Restorative Justice, working with offenders at HMP Brixton.

Simon Booker @simonbooker

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NEW from @RVAT2020.
Olivia Troye, VP Pence's lead staffer on the COVID task force, resigned two months ago. Now she speaks out:
"No matter how hard you worked...the president was going to do something detrimental to keeping Americans safe. It was awful. It was terrifying."

Latest crime fiction reviews, including Volker Kutscher, @SSCav
@laurenbeukes Robert Harris & Carl Hiassen
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/18/the-best-recent-and-thrillers-review-roundup?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Lovely piece about the wonderful #DianaRigg. I have similar happy memories of working with her on The Mrs Bradley Mysteries for BBC1. What a career, what a woman! https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/sep/18/cinema-campari-and-a-carrier-bag-of-quality-street-edgar-wright-remembers-diana-rigg

There have been (too?) many celeb US road trips but this one looks great. Can't wait!

🚨 SEEKING TWO WRITERS 🚨

looking for 2 writers currently based and / or grew up in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire

for 3 part audio & theatre project working with communities in these regions

full criteria, my contact details & how to express interest below:

Fancy being an agent? My agents are looking for an intern! https://twitter.com/knlitagency/status/1306201768926339073

Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model Amy Dorris https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/17/donald-trump-accused-of-sexual-assault-by-former-model-amy-dorris?CMP=share_btn_tw

Christmas presents sorted

Calling all budding writers!

We're delighted to announce that our Discoveries writers’ development programme with @cbcreative & @NatWestBusiness is now open.

The winner will get representation with @CBGBooks and a cash prize of £5,000.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/32CF9KS

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This thread is fascinating, & a reminder that there never was a golden age for writers—which is why we were founded. If you are or know a professional writer struggling to make ends meet for whatever reason, we may be able to help: https://buff.ly/2qKOVqa @SanjidaKay #authorslife https://twitter.com/Marie_LSJ/status/1304808426934022147

Writers who have never been commissioned before get on this, FIRST COMMISSIONS project spearheaded by the brilliant @wolaboratory and in association with @painesplough we want to hear from you! 30 sept deadline 👇 https://twitter.com/WoLaboratory/status/1305477047180054529

This is IT my #amwriting friends. The last #DigitalOriginals #OneDay of 2020, exclusively open for members of the @RNAtweets New Writers' Scheme. My inbox is OPEN!

All the details you need are here :
http://booksandthecity.co.uk/rnanwsoneday/

Beyond satire #878,691,247

Heartbreaking and enraging. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/15/bus-drivers-were-forced-to-play-russian-roulette-the-shocking-truth-about-the-death-of-mervyn-kennedy

.@dhabooks are hosting a New Writers’ Week for under-represented writers in January! All applicants will be invited to industry insight sessions and 20 writers will be selected for further events and 1-1 feedback. For more info and to apply, click here 👇🏽https://www.davidhigham.co.uk/dhaopenday/

BREAKING: Robert DuBoise is officially exonerated from all charges after nearly 37 years of wrongful conviction. Following his exoneration, the Conviction Review Unit announced it will collaborate with the Innocence Project to audit prior bite mark cases. https://bit.ly/2ZBnpO5