Barbara Copperthwaite


“I usually fall ill after I release a book as I put so much of myself into each one.”

CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday top-notch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me.


Tell us about yourself…Author pic - Shalini Boland.png

I’m a mum of two boys and I love to write dark stories. Writing suits my personality as I like my own company. I’m often to be found sitting on the sofa in my pyjamas, laptop or notebook in hand, a forgotten cup of tea on the table, fencing questions from children, and ignoring the mess around me. Occasionally, I will get dressed and go out…

How do you pick character names? Do any have special meaning to you? 

The name has to fit the character perfectly, or I can’t write it. I try…

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