CrimeFest 2019: Every year, hundreds of big name crime writers from around the world descend on Bristol to listen to author talks and swap stories.This year has been my hands-down favourite.
As well as meeting a horde of new friends and eating/drinking myself silly, I was also invited to participate in a panel on my favourite subject- serial killers!
I answered plenty of questions about BLOOD FOR BLOOD and NOTHING TO LOSE as well as why I chose to write about a criminal profiler and why the serial killer genre has taken off the way it has.
The answer to that isn't clear cut, but the way I see it in a world of uncertainty and strife, serial killer fiction offers both escapism, the chance to explore our darkest fears in a safe environment and the certainty that the good guys will ultimately triumph.
Do you agree? Let me know by getting in touch via Twitter @VictoriaSelman.
I'd love to hear from you!