Option 1:
£295.00 per person
Full weekend retreat, including accommodation x 2 nights, breakfast x 2 days, lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 2:
£190.00 per person
Full weekend retreat without accommodation, including lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 3: Pay per day,
Day 1 - £90.00 per person;
Days 2 & 3 - £110.00 per person;
To attend the pitching session on Day 3 with Karen Sullivan writers must attend the workshops on Day 2.

Call 01461 800344 to book your place.
A £100 deposit will be required at the time of booking.

To date six attendees of Crime & Publishment have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

They are, in order of publication; Graham Smith, Mike Craven, A.A. Dhand, Tess Makovesky, Jackie Baldwin and Lucy Cameron.

We're very proud of our successes and our fingers are permanently crossed in the hope that more of our attendees realise their dream and have their novel published.

Our Success Stories

Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since 2000 he has been the manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green.

Graham is the organiser and host of Crime and Publishment as well as being the author of the DI Harry Evans stories which include; The Major Crimes Team Vol 1: Lines of Enquiry, Snatched from Home, The Major Crimes Team Vol 2: Matching the Evidence and I Know Your Secret.

His second series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder, is published by Bloodhound Books and Watching the Bodies was published in April 2017 with the next novel in the series, The Kindred Killers due for release in September 2018.

Although he was born in Cumbria, Mike Craven grew up in the North East before running away to join the army as soon as he was sixteen. After training as an armourer for two and a half years (That's an army gunsmith to you and I) he spent the next ten travelling the world having fun. In 1995 he left the army and after a brief flirtation with close protection and bodyguarding, decided on a degree in social work with specialisms in criminology and substance misuse. In 1999 he joined Cumbria Probation Service as a probation officer, working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later he took the plunge and accepted redundancy to concentrate on writing full time, and now has entirely different motivations for trying to get inside the minds of criminals.

Mike's first DI Avison Fluke novel Born in a Burial Gown was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, The sequel Bodybreaker was published in May 2017

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing.

The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.

Liverpool lass Tess is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep.

Tess writes a distinctive brand of comedic noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of various anthologies and magazines, including Shotgun Honey, Pulp Metal Magazine, Out of the Gutter Online, Drag Noir (Fox Spirit), Rogue (Near to the Knuckle) and Locked and Loaded (One Eyed Press)

Her debut novel Raise the Blade was released by Caffeine Nights in 2016

Jackie Baldwin is a former solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. She now practises as a hypnotherapist in Dumfries. Married with two grown-up children and two dogs, she is an active member of Moffat Crime Writers' Group. Her debut crime novel, Dead Man's Prayer, was published by Harper Collins digital imprint, Killer Reads in September 2016.

Jackie can be found on Twitter at @JackieMBaldwin1 or on Facebook at Jackie Baldwin Author

Born in London and having lived in South Wales, Liverpool, York and Nottingham, Lucy currently lives in a shed at the bottom of her father's garden in Scotland where she wears thermals for warmth and writes by candlelight.

Lucy's interest in writing stems from her love of film and theatre and she is a keen scriptwriter who hopes to see her plays onstage following her scriptwriting debut as part of the National Theatre Scotland's 'Five Minute Theatre Show' project in 2014

She studied Fine Art at university which allowed her to get a glittering career in... food retail. Working sixty hours a week in retail management hampered Lucy's writing until a career break took her to Scotland.

Lucy's debut novel Night is Watching was released by Caffeine Nights in April 2017