On 1st February 2017, Tony signed to Bloodhound Books, who will publish his new edgy crime thriller Bad to the Bone this spring. It is the first in a series featuring DI James Bliss. Tony J Forder has been writing stories since childhood, but it was only when he won a short story competition judged by an editor from Pan Books, that he realised he might actually be half decent at this writing business.

2017-12-05
Bloggy New Year
Approaching the end of what has been a wonderful 2017 in terms of my writing journey, I would like to send a very happy Christmas and wish a very happy new year to bloggers everywhere. Thank you for all the work you do and the hours you put into it....

2017-11-06
Louise Jensen - Author Interview
I am absolutely delighted to interview publishing sensation Louise Jensen on my blog today. Louise is a USA Today Bestselling author who always wanted to be a writer when she grew up, and when that didn’t happen she got a ‘proper’ job instead. Several years ago an accident left Louise...

2017-11-02
Guest Blog - Anita Waller
I am thrilled to feature best-selling author Anita Waller on my blog. Anita has opted to provide a guest post. Take it away Anita: Thank you, Tony for allowing me to be somewhat maudlin, and write this (probably rambling) piece for your blog. I’m going to consider which book I...

2017-10-27
Guest Post - Nikki Copleston
I am grateful to author Nikki Copleston for agreeing to appear on my blog today. Nikki is the author of The Price of Silence, and here she answers a few of my questions. Nikki, thank you so much for doing this for me. I really appreciate it. So, I see...

2017-10-25
Almost here...
I can't quite believe it, but it's now less than two weeks before my third book is published. As mentioned in a previous post, I didn't plan for my first three books to be so completely different - it just panned out that way. Scream Blue Murder was a deliberate...

2017-10-18
Guest Blog - David Videcette
As a former Scotland Yard detective, with twenty years in the Met police, writing crime fiction should be a breeze, shouldn’t it? Not so, says author David Videcette in today’s guest blog. Introduction As writers, we create places for readers to visit; fictional places and worlds in people’s imaginations. I...

2017-09-29
The Accidental Writer
I guess if I had planned my assault on the mountainous terrain of the literary world, I would have ensured I had at least three books in a series either ready or mapped out before veering off into something a little bit different. Creating a series is a good model,...

2017-09-21
THE WRITE STUFF
I cannot stress this more emphatically – if you are a writer looking to either self-publish or start sending your work out to agents or publishers, beg, borrow or steal (well, perhaps not steal) the money necessary to have your work edited. As I write, I am into day 3...

2017-09-04
Blogger's Dozen: Juliet Butler
My final delve into the great work carried out by book bloggers features the wonderful Juliet Butler from Bookliterati. Juliet’s Q&A Responses Tell me a little about yourself. I am Juliet, I am 44 and I live with my husband David, my daughter Briony and my three gorgeous cocker spaniels...

2017-08-26
Blogger's Dozen: Linda Hill
My second instalment of Blogger’s Dozen, in which I turn the tables on bloggers and ask questions of them, features Linda Hill of Linda’s Book Bag. Linda’a Bio I'm a blogger over at Linda's Book Bag. I used to be an English teacher and local authority adviser before I went...

2017-08-20
Blogger's Dozen: Abbie Rutherford
Bloggers are the lifeblood of authors at my level, and without the selfless hard work of so many of them I doubt very much that my first book for Bloodhound would have done so well or got my name spread around social media to the extent it has. So I...

2017-08-03
Autumn Leaves
When I return from my summer break in mid-August, it signals the start of what will be a very busy time for me. First up is what I hope will be some exciting news about Scream Blue Murder, due out in November. I have to keep schtum about that for...

2017-07-19
In The Public Eye
I recently completed my first ever public reading. The event, organised by my publishers, Bloodhound Books, was held at a venue in Kings Cross, London, on Saturday 1 July. Ten of us were lined up to read, although a couple couldn’t make it. To say I was a bundle of...

2017-06-30
Guest Blog - Matt Hilton
I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to feature a guest blog by Matt Hilton here on my website. When I put this site together and wrote up my early book reviews I never imagined that I would be fortunate enough to one day have the likes of Susan Day, Peter...

2017-06-23
New Books On The Way
I was recently thrilled to have signed a contract for my new book, Scream Blue Murder, due to be published by Bloodhound Books in November. This one is a real change of pace for me – literally – in that it is a fast-paced action thriller which was written with...

2017-06-03
Guest Blog - Peter Best
Last month I was delighted to appear on fellow Bloodhound author Peter Best's excellent blog. Today I am very pleased to reciprocate. Here, in Peter's guest blog, he examines what his novel, The Burden of Truth, might give its readers. Over to you, Peter: One of the things I love...

2017-05-05
My Guest Appearance
My sincere thanks to Emma Mitchell for allowing me to guest on her wonderful blog, Emma The Little Bookwork, here at: https://emmathelittlebookworm.wordpress.com My guest slot was on 5 May 2017, here: https://emmathelittlebookworm.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/authortakeover-tony-forder-talks-all-things-connellybooks-bosch-tonyjforder-bloodhoundbook/ The guest blog features below, but please take time to visit Emma's site. Author Takeover I am handing...

2017-04-28
Bad to the Bone is here!
Saturday April 29th 2017 is here at last. It feels like an age since I signed my two book publishing deal with Bloodhound Books, but it was only at the start of February. NowBad to the Boneis released, and I have to admit to an immense amount of relief at...

2017-04-19
Guest Blogger - Susan Day
A self-publishing journey of disappointments, setbacks and a passion for the written word Being a self-published author is one of the most fascinating journeys any person can embark upon. I started writing 7 years ago with my head full of dreams and hopes. I write children’s books about a zany...

2017-04-12
Mason Cross-Author Interview
First of all, thank you so much Mason for taking part in this. You must be thrilled at the moment to have your new Carter Blake novel on release, his fourth outing. Thanks for asking me! Yes, it’s hard to believe I’ll have four books published, as I still feel...

2017-04-10
Don't Look For Me
Four books into what will clearly be a long-running series featuring the enigmatic Carter Blake, and Mason Cross has so far been able to give his readers something different each time. Different, yet familiar. Opening up a new Mason Cross book is like sliding into a pair of old slippers....

2017-04-04
Bad to the Bone
Just a quick update to say that my first book for Bloodhound Books,Bad to the Bone, will be released onSaturday 29 April. I am also thrilled to announce thatlater in 2017, my publishers will release one of my earlier novels,Degrees of Darkness. Look out for a follow up toBad to...

2017-04-04
The Poet
Whilst I am a huge fan of the Harry Bosch series, and also very much like the Mickey Haller set of books, when I am in need of a great read, I often return toThe Poet– featuring another Connelly multi-book character, Jack McEvoy. This was the first McEvoy novel, and...

2017-04-04
The Reacher Phenomenon
For those of you whose only exposure to Jack Reacher has come from the two films, you are in for one hell of a shock when you come to reading the books. When casting for Reacher began, author Lee Child would probably have had just about every other actor in...

2017-04-04
The Graveyard Book
When a little boy's family are murdered by the Man Jack, and he narrowly escapes this fate himself, the boy finds refuge in the local graveyard. Here, sensing the plight of this innocent child, the ghosts who inhabit the graveyard come to his rescue. Adopted by Mr and Mrs Owens,...

2017-04-04
The Silence of the Lambs
By the timeSilence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris, came along in 1988, I had read the author's first novel,Black Sunday, as well as the book that first introduced us to Hannibal Lecter,Red Dragon. Lecter was little more than a minor character inRed Dragon, a role where he advised manhunter...

2017-04-04
Stephen King at the Movies
I wonder if it is mere coincidence that the best films taken from Stephen King's works are ripped from Novellas rather than novels. Stand By Me (The Body), The Green Mile, and of course The Shawshank Redemption (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption) are three terrific movies, the latter often...

2017-04-04
My Brain Hurts
Sometimes as a writer you sit and think and struggle to form a cogent storyline in your head. The characters don't work, the premise seems clunky, you struggle to see the scenes or find the story's voice. Nothing seems to work, and your mind enters a dark place where you...