News/Events

May 3rd 2024

NEW TWO BOOK DEAL SIGNED WITH JOFFE

Delighted to sign a brand new two book deal with Joffe. Couldn't have done this without my agent, Broo Doherty, at DHH Literary Agency, and Kate Lyall Grant at Joffe. 

My latest domestic noir/psychological thriller (think toxic family!) is scheduled for release in November 2024, with the next story due in June 2025. It's going to be a very busy few months and I can't wait! 

27th February 2024

Podium Audio Release of 'The Widow's Boyfriend'

Hannah Curtis is, once again, narrating one of my stories. I'm so excited to hear what she does with the dual narrative in 'The Widow's Boyfriend.' 

'Verity's widowed mother, Eleanor, believes her new boyfriend is the perfect gentleman, handsome and distinguished. But Verity thinks he’s a lying conman. Can she prove it?'

The Widow's Boyfriend
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9TH JANUARY 2024

MY LYING HUSBAND

Hot off the press: brand new cover, which is utterly gorgeous, of my forthcoming novel. 

See the three keys? One for each woman in the life of Lance Stratton - it can only end in tears... or blood.

3/08/23

THE AUDIO OF THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

The audio of THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER is now available for pre-order on Podium Audible https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Housekeepers-Daughter-Audiobook/B0CDDND7FK

Actual release date: 29/08/23

See 'blurb' under 'Novels' section...

17th August 2023

The Widow's Boyfriend Release - and NO MORE BLOGS!

About to write my next blog post, which I normally do through WordPress, I noticed that, instead of simply being able to read it, folk have to subscribe and then read it, which seems a bit like going around the houses to me. So, from now on, I will be posting any news simply on my news feed. 

And, yup, I do have news! ‘The Widow’s Boyfriend,’ my first brand new standalone for Joffe, is to be published on 17th August, 2023 – in time to catch the last half of the summer holiday season. I’m really excited about this one and hope you will be too. To read the ‘blurb’ go to the Novels section on this website. 

A ‘new new’ story has been back and forth to my agent and this, too, is in the literary pipeline – details to follow anon. With another idea burbling away, I intend to take a breather to allow it ‘to percolate’ and me to have fun before starting to write again in September.  So, that’s me, and I hope wherever you are, rain or shine, you have a lovely summer. 

THE WIDOW'S BOYFRIEND by E.V. Seymour
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20th June 2023

EXCITING AUDIO RELEASE OF MY DAUGHTER'S SECRETS

Thrilled to announce the audio release, courtesy of Podium Audio, of My Daughter's Secrets. It's superbly narrated by Hannah Curtis. She genuinely breathes life into my characters. Not to be missed! 

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11th July 2023

THE PATIENT LIVE ON AUDIBLE

'The Patient' is now live on Audible for pre-order, courtesy of Podium Audio. It will be released in time for the summer holidays on 11th July. 

findabookclub.co.uk

I was thrilled to be asked to share a Reading List by findabookclub.co.uk

If you want to know a little more about my influences, my favourite and most inspirational novels, check out:

 https://findabookclub.co.uk/reading-lists/e-v-seymour

 

Online Book Club
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2/2/23

The Patient

Thilled to announce the release of 'The Patient'. For anyone who loves a dark 'domestic' thriller spliced with crime, this could be one for you! 

THE PATIENT
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2023

Deal With Podium Audio

Thrilled to announce that Audio rights to My Daughter's Secrets, published by Joffe, have been sold at auction in a 3-book deal to PodiumAudio, courtesy of Lorella Belli Literary Agency. What a lovely start to the festive season...

 

My Daughter's Secrets by E.V. Seymour

29th September 2022

My Daughter's Secrets

A murdered daughter. A grieving mother. And deadly secrets...
My Daughter's Secrets
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Soon!

Deal with Joffe Books

Thrilled to announce a recent deal with Joffe Books to publish my backlist title 'Don't Tell Anyone', originally published by Midnight Ink in 2016.  Look out for the new title and cover - so excited about this! 

March 4th 2021

SIX

2.02.21

Apple Audio 'A Deadly Trade'

Very pleased to announce that Apple have released the audio version of 'A Deadly Trade'. It features Ben Onwukwe and his deliciously deadly voice captures my hitman, Hex, perfectly.

A Deadly Trade
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2.2.21

Final Target

Apple Audio has released the audio version of 'Final Target' with Ben Onwukwe narrating Hex. To be honest, I couldn't think of a better actor to play him. Ben's voice is dark, deadly and dangerous - just perfect for sparring with MI5 intelligence officer, Inger McCallen. #AppleBooks

Final Target
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Author/Agent Successes

Obtaining agent representation is harder than ever but three authors, who I worked with on their stories, have defied the odds and done just that. In no particular order, Daniel Scanlan is now represented by Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates, Rob Burnett is represented by Jemima Forrester at David Higham Associates and Charlotte Owen is represented by Nicola Barr at The Bent Agency. Congratulations to all and best of luck with their books and careers. 

15th July 2020

Unlikely Crime Solving Partners and Moral Ambiguity

"Morally ambiguous characters are the toughest to create and write. I’m not talking about main protagonists with flaws and failings that make them human, (who cares for a perfect player?) but those characters who, from most perspectives, sound more like primary antagonists and thereby run the risk of alienating readers. Very few will happily follow a main man or woman with distinctly iffy morals for hundreds of pages, not least because it makes the climactic scene when good guy versus bad guy (simplistically put, I realise) tricky. "

SHOTS magazine
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Editorial Services

Have you a good book in you, or have you penned a draft but you're not sure if it's good enough for publication?  Perhaps you've only written the first few chapters and got stuck.

If you write crime fiction, psychological thillers, espionage or action adventures, I can help you shape, hone and elevate your story to the high level required for publication.  

To discuss your novel, what I can offer and my rates, contact me on e.v.seymour@btinternet.com 

 

10th November 2019

'Everything Is Connected - George Eliot's Life'

If you want to watch a fabulous documentary about George Eliot's life, tune in to BBC 4 at 9pm on Sunday 10th November. Eliot wasn't only a great writer, she was a woman who defied convention. 'Everything Is Connected - George Eliot's Life' is directed by acclaimed award winning artist and Turner prize winner, Gillian Wearing. This experimental film is made up of a diverse cast of people from different backgrounds and I was honoured to be invited to take part. 

July 5th 2019

Her Sister's Secret

Familiy provides a rich seam for writers to mine and I didn't want to hold back with this story.  Just about everyone has something to hide.  Part whodunnit and part whydunnit, it was intriguing to write.  I hope my enthusiasm shines through the narrative...

Her Sister's Secret
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Jericho Writers 2018 York Festival

I'm delighted to be participating in the Jericho Writers 2018 York Festival 7th-9th September.  I'm running two workshops:  'Do's and Don'ts For Strong Pace and Tension' and 'What Crime Writing Can Teach About How to Hook a Reader'.  It's a brilliant weekend for new writers to meet agents, other writers and book 'doctors' in a relaxed, fun and informal setting.  Definitely not to be missed.  For more details check out https://jerichowriters.com for all details, including Early Bird tickets if you book before 31st May.  Hope to see you there!  

March 2017

'House of Lies' Blog Tour Dates'

Thursday 30th March

Alba in Bookland
www.albainbookland.com

Friday 31st March

One More Page
onemorepage.co.uk

Saturday 1st of April

Cheryl M-M's Book Blog
cherylmmbookblog.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday 2nd April

Shaz's Book Blog
shazsbookblog.blogspot.co.uk

Monday 3rd April

Ali the Dragon Slayer
alithedragonslayer.co.uk

March 2017

'House of Lies' Is to Be Published by Harpercollins'

Happy to announce that 'House of Lies' is to be published by HarperCollins' imprint Harper Impulse on March 24th.

May 2016

Crimefest 2016, Bristol May 19th 22nd

I will be appearing at CRIMEFEST, Bristol May 19th-22nd. Really thrilled to be the participating moderator on 'Obsession: A Thin Line Between Good and Bad'. The panellists are Claudia Pineiro, author of 'Betty Boo', Caroline Kepnes, author of 'You', Tim Weaver, author of 'What Remains', and Aga Lesiewicz, author of 'Rebound'.

I'm also taking part as a panellist in 'Morality, Justification, Excuses and Reasons – Shades of Grey in Crime Fiction.'

June 2016

Crimesquad Author of the Month

Happy to announce that 'House of Lies' is to be published by HarperCollins' imprint Harper Impulse on March 24th.

Delighted to announce that I'm 'Author of the Month' in CrimeSquad magazine.

"Junes Author of the Month is Eve Seymour who brings us a new series featuring psychologist, Kim Slade."

March 2018

Interview with LifeOfWriters.com

For a 'warts and all' description of my writing life, check out www.LifeOf Writers.com

LifeOfWriters
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