She is Ireland’s leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and bestselling authors to publication. Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book.
We attended 2019’s Cork World Book Fest and spoke to author Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (who writes as Sam Blake) about what not to do when pitching to agents.
Our Writing Crime Fiction students speak to crime author Sam Blake about how she plans her novels, getting facts right and the future of the genre.
Writing.ie founder and crime fiction author Sam Blake offers advice on research, pace and how to escape plot corners you’ve written yourself into.