2020 Events (more to be confirmed)

29 – Golden Age of Crime, Southend, Essex. The Criminally Good Afternoon Tea 2.30-4pm

2nd – Edinburgh Noir at the Bar
4th – Durham Crime Club, Waterstones 10am. More details. Signing instore afterwards 11am-2pm.
6th – Waterstones, Leeds with Alice Feeney. 18.30. Tickets available.
7th – Waterstones Liverpool
8th – Maray Book Club, Liverpool
29th – Owl Book shop, London event with Alice Feeney

4-7th – CrimeFest, Bristol. Panels to be announced.

28 – Lyme Crime. In conversation with Mark Edwards. Tickets available.

31st – 2nd August – Bute Noir


23rd Jan – LONDON: Independent Bookseller event at HarperCollins

5th February- LONDON: An evening with C.L. Taylor, Karen M McManus (One of Us Is Lying) and Emily Barr (The One Memory of Flora Banks). 6.30pm, Waterstones Piccadilly.
Order tickets here

17th March – GLASGOW: Aye Write festival, Mitchell Library, 1pm: How to write a psychological thriller, C.L. Taylor masterclass. Tickets available here: Aye Write website  SOLD OUT

17th March – GLASGOW: Aye Write festival, Mitchell Library, 8pm: These Bloody Islands  with Anna Mazzola (The Story Keeper)  & Douglas Skelton (Thunder Bay). Tickets available here: Aye Write website

6-7th April – DENMARK, The Crime Book Festival, Krimimessen (details to be confirmed)

Monday 8th April – LIVERPOOL, Waterstones Liverpool with Luca Veste. 18:30. Tickets available from Waterstones

Tuesday 9th April – BIRMINGHAM, Waterstones Birmingham with Gillian McAllister. 18:30 start. Tickets available from Waterstones

Wednesday 10th April – NOTTINGHAM, Waterstones Nottingham with Fiona Cummins. Time 18:30 start. Tickets available from Waterstones

Thursday 11th April – LONDON, Goldsboro Books, book launch (private event)

Friday 12th April – BRISTOL, Foyles Bristol with Emily Koch. 19.30-21.00. Tickets available from Eventbrite

Saturday 13th April – CARDIFF, Waterstones Cardiff with Emma Kavanagh. 18.30. More information here. Please contact the store directly to reserve your seat. Call: 029 2066 5606 Email: cardiff@waterstones.com

Tues 23rd April – WOKING festival with Katerina Diamond, Mel Sherratt and Amanda Robson. 19.00-21.00. Tickets available here.

Friday 10th May BRISTOL: Crimefest.
16:00 – 16:50. Integrity And Conscience: When Your Characters Make Choices panel.

Saturday 11th May BRISTOL: Crime Fest. 16:20 – 17:10. Friends, Family and Convoluted Relationships panel. Participating Moderator: C.L. Taylor

12th June at STOCKTON Central  Library in conversation with Alex North, the author of The Whisper Man. 7pm-8.30pm. Contact Stockton library for tickets.  Tel: 01642 526521 Email: stockton.library@stockton.gov.uk

Thurs 19th – GLASGOW Waterstones. 7.30pm. With Craig Robertson. Tickets available here

SAT 21st – STIRLING, Bloody Scotland. Murder in Wild Places panel with Lucy Foley and Douglas Skelton. 11.45am – 12.45pm. Ballroom, Golden Lion Hotel. Tickets available here. 

5th – OXFORD Waterstones event with Lucy Foley and Olivia Kiernen. 19.00-20.30. Tickets available from Waterstones

Sat. 9th November – EXETER Literary Festival with Martyn Waites, Katerina Diamond and Claire Empson. 2-4pm. Tickets available here: eventbrite


2018 Events

20 Mar – Chepstow books with Clare Mackintosh. 7pm.

23 Mar – launch of The Fear, Waterstones Galleries, Bristol

3rd April – 2pm. Live on the Claire Cavendish show, BBC Radio Bristol

10th April – 11am – Book signing on the GWR train from Bristol Temple-Meads to London Paddington and in the Paddington first class lounge at 12.45pm.

10th April – 2pm – C.L. Taylor is interviewed by Fabulous magazine’s Claire Frost. Facebook Live on HarperCollins UK and Avon Books UK Facebook pages.

28th April, Wrexham library, Carnival of Words, 2pm. More details here

30th Apr- London, News Building, London Bridge, Fabulous Night In with Sarah Pinborough, BA Paris, Adele Parks and C.L. Taylor. 18.30-21.00 More details here

4th May –  Newcastle Noir. Keeping it Close to Home – Jacky Collins with Sarah Stovell, Melanie McGrath and CL Taylor – 4.30-5.30pm. Free. More details here

18th May – Crimefest, Bristol. 14:50 – 15:40. Families Can Be Murder: Louise Candlish, Sam Carrington, Amanda Jennings, C.L. Taylor. Participating Moderator: Amanda Robson. More details here

Sun 10th – 9.15-10am. Talk Radio, London

Thurs 14th – 7pm. Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Bristol. Book panel with  Sue Mountstevens ( Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner ), Detective Chief Inspector Leanne Pook  ( Avon & Somerset Police ), Marcus Keppel-Palmer ( Associate Head of Bristol Law School, UWE )


Friday 20th: 6pm – Appearing as a jury member for the launch of Steve Cavanagh’s book ‘Thirteen’, The Incident Room. (Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival, Harrogate)

Saturday 21st: 8pm. Hosting a table at Lee Child’s murder mystery author dinner. (Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival, Harrogate)

Tues 24th: Waterstones Brighton, in conversation with Ruth Ware, author of The Woman in Cabin 10


Tuesday 11th, Waterstones, Bristol. 7pm, in conversation with CJ Skuse, author of Sweetpea. Tickets available here.

Monday 29th, Shaw Gibbs, Oxford. (Private event)


2017 Events

23 Jan – St Anne’s ladies group, Bristol- ( St Annes Church Hall, Langton Road BS4 4ER from 7.30 for 8pm start)


15th March – London Book Fair, 13:45 – 14:30. In Conversation seminar on the creative process with author Rosanna Ley. Author HQ Theatre.

19 March – Aye Write, 3pm – 4pm. Gripping Psychological Thrillers – C.L. Taylor in conversation with Michael J Malone. Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Tickets from www.ayewrite.com

31t March – London, News Corp Building – How to Write a Thriller, a discussion with C.L. Taylor and Paul Finch. 4-6pm, followed by drinks. http://www.bookgig.com/filter-adult.html#event/FajEwRDtGy

2nd April – Write By the Beach Weekend Writers Conference, Brighton- Keynote speech: The roller coaster ride to the Sunday Times Bestseller list. 9.30am. Tickets available from eventbrite.

20 April – HMP Wandsworth  (as part of World Book Night)

30 April – Newcastle Noir – 1.30pm -2.30pm. Domestic Noir panel with Louise Beech and Michael J. Malone. Tickets: http://www.litandphil.org.uk/whats-on/2017/apr/newcastle-noir-panel-10-domestic-noir/


11 May – Foyles, Bristol author event. C.L. Taylor and Sarah Hilary. 6.30pm-8pm. Free event. More info: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventId=3294

19 May – Crimefest, Bristol – 14:50 – 15:40
You Are Not Alone panel. C.L. Taylor with Louise Beech, Thomas Enger and Gunnar Staalesen. Participating Moderator: Lucy V. Hay. Tickets and more info: http://www.crimefest.com

30 May – C.L. Taylor, Sarah Churchwell, Danny King and Rob Duncan take part in an evening of bookish bluffing, entertaining chit-chat and outright literary sneakiness as the panel battle it out to win  Ex Libris LIVE! at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford  – (time TBA). Tickets and more information here

Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival, Harrogate – 20-22 July – attending

8th September – Crime Writing Masterclass, Bloody Scotland, Stirling (9.15am – 4.45pm) with Sophie Hannah and Doug Johnstone. Tickets available here.

9th September – Bloody Scotland, Stirling. Panel with Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh. 10.30am. Tickets available here.

14 October – 11.00 – 11.45. DeptCon3 (YA conference), Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Anna Baggaley chairs conversation with ND Gomes, CL Taylor, Chloe Seager. Tickets available here.

26 October – 7.30pm – 9pm. ‘Crime in the Caves’, Redcliffe, Bristol Festival of Literature. With Sanjida Kay, CL Taylor, AA Abbott, Cav Scott, Jason Goodwin, Amy Morse. Tickets available here. 

28 October – 3.45-4.45pm. Killer Women festival, London. The Genre Splice panel with Helen Smith (Chair), Sarah Pinborough and Ben Aaronovitch. More details here.

12 November – Writers’ Inspiration Day (with Miranda Dickinson, Julie Cohen and Kate Harrison), Dudley. Tickets available here. 

14 November – Waterstones Picadilly, London. YA Thrills and Chills. Join Lauren James, C. L. Taylor and James Smythe at Waterstones Piccadilly, where they will be discussing their latest YA thrillers in conversation with author Nicci Cloke. From corrupt reform schools, intergalactic mysteries and prison ships in space, Lauren, C. L. and James will be exploring what makes a compelling thriller. Tickets available here.

2 December – Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook How to Get Published conference, Plymouth. 1.30pm An audience with CL Taylor: Establishing pace and plot. More details here. 


2016 Events

7 Feb – ‘Creating Conflict’ workshop – WriteFoxy writers’ inspiration day. Dudley, West Midlands.

23 April – Liar, Liar panel with Amanda Jennings, Lucy Atkins and Hannah Beckerman. Chipping Norton Literary Festival. 2-3pm.  http://www.chiplitfest.com/events/liar-liar

23 April – ‘The Art of a Good Thriller’ workshop. Chipping Norton Literary Festival. 10.30am-12pm.  http://www.chiplitfest.com/events/the-art-of-a-good-thriller

29 April – Talk at Bristol Central Library 7pm

22 June – CL Taylor launches a new reading group in Midsomer Norton in support of the charity http://www.peoplelimited.org. Details TBC

9 July – Talk at Hitchin library. 2pm. Tickets available here.


10 Sept – CL Taylor gives the key note address. 10am. York Festival of Writing.

4 October – Talk at Emerson Green Library 7.45pm

22 October – ‘How to write a novel readers won’t want to put down’ workshop –  Bristol Festival of Literature.

27 October – Q&A at HMP Thameside


2015 Events

4th February – BBC Radio Bristol event at Keynsham library for National Libraries Day. 3.30pm-4.30pm.

19th February – Guest speaker at Novel Nights, Clifton, Bristol. “Should writers be pigeon holed?” 8pm onwards.

28 March 2015 – York Literature Festival for the ‘Writing Motherhood‘ panel. 2-3.30pm, Temple Hall at York St John University with Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Nuala Casey.

25 April 2015  – Chiplit Fest. ‘Breaking Through‘ panel. 12-1pm. With Mel Sherratt and Mark Edwards.

5 May 2015 – Swindon Literary Festival. ‘Writing Motherhood’ panel with Rowan Coleman and Carolyn Jess-Cooke. 8pm. Tickets on sale now

14 June 2015 – Worcester Literary Festival. Crime panel with Sarah Hilary, Alex Marwood and Clare Mackintosh. 6pm-8pm. Tickets on sale now

11 July 2015 – BritCrime online festival. 8-10pm on the BritCrime Facebook page

20 October 2015 – Guest speaker at Staple Hill library, Bristol. 7.30-9pm

2014 Events

8 April 2014 – Q&A with Annabel Giles at The Lady magazine’s literary luncheon (The Caledonian Club, London)

8 July 2014 – HarperCollins Summer Party, V&A (London)

17-20 July 2014 – Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Harrogate)

2 November 2014 – Lead a ‘How to edit’ workshop at Miranda Dickinson’s writers’ inspiration day (Dudley)https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ex-libris-live-tickets-31487398657

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