Occasionally I get dressed and leave the house. Come and witness this miracle. Below are forthcoming events you can come say hi at.




Autumn 2016



Marylebone Library
Crime Writers Panel: Helen Cadbury and Angela Clarke
Wednesday 26 October, 6.15pm to 7.45pm

Marylebone Library is proud to host Crime Reader’s Club Author Event with guest authors Helen Cadbury and Angela Clarke. Come along and enjoy an evening of stimulating conversation with these bestselling crime authors.
Refreshments will be provided

Reserve your place



Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

What are the key elements tips and tricks to make sure your crime thriller grabs the attention of agents, editors and readers? Develop your criminally good idea into a professional pitch with help from acclaimed author, and reader for The Literary Consultancy, Angela Clarke. Angela’s first novel in the Social Media Murder series, Follow Me, was named Amazon’s Rising Star Debut January 2016, and is long listed for the CWA’s Dagger in the Library 2016. Places restricted to 14 to ensure a tailored experience. Please bring note taking materials.


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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

Leading expert on British and European crime fiction, Barry Forshaw chairs a discussion on Britain’s love of crime writing, how dynamic and diverse the genre is, and why the UK provides such bloody backdrops. He’s joined by Angela Clarke, Steve Mosby and Dreda Say Mitchell – three of the best crime writers in the UK today.

Part of an all-day celebration of crime fiction with six author panels. Food and drink served by The Feed, Hushwing Café and 42 King Street all day.


Summer 2016

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St Albans Literary Festival
Saturday 9th July
Killer Women Crime Panel: Angela Clarke, SD Sykes, Sarah Pinborough
3pm-4pm, St Peter’s Nave, St Albans – Book Online Here 

A murderous panel of leading women writers are set to reveal their darkest secrets at this year’s St Albans Literary Festival.

They are the femme fatales behind the Killer Women panel, which promises to expose the tricks of the trade practiced by three of the nation’s top crime writers: Sarah Pinborough, Angela Clarke and SD Sykes.

The event should be a fascinating insight into the creative process behind writing crime fiction.

Multi award-winning author and script-writer Sarah Pinborough will be talking about her new book 13 Minutes, a thrilling psychological young adults thriller about our most important relationships – and what we really know about the people closest to us. Angela Clarke’s crime thriller, Follow Me, tells the tale of a modern-day murderer using social media to generate a ghoulish following for his gruesome murder. S D Sykes has a roaring passion for history, particularly the more gruesome and macabre side of medieval life, and her latest book The Butcher Bird delivers in spades.

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Northwich LitFest 2016
Friday 10 June
Angela Clarke plus Eleanor Dryden – £5
7.30pm, Foyer Bar, Memorial Court – Book Online Here

A ‘two for the price of one’ unmissable event in a new venue! Angela Clarke is an author, columnist and playwright. Her recent novel, Follow Me, stormed up the charts and has had amazing success. The story, with its ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts, depicted just how chilling and menacing social media can be. A gripping tale indeed. Eleanor Dryden has been a publishing director at Harper Collins until recently. During her career she has worked with high profile authors such as Jeffrey Archer & Kate Mosse. Eleanor is to take up a new position this year as publishing director at Bonnier Publishing Fiction, but she’s agreed to take time out from her busy schedule to talk about ‘Getting Published’ at our LitFest!

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BeaconLit Festival
Saturday 2nd July
New Voices: Angela Clarke, Rachel Dove, Jeannie Waudby
11.35am – 12.25pm, Brookmead School, Ivinghoe – Book Online Here  

Moderator: Morgen Bailey. Meet some of the hottest new writers around!

Angela Clarke is an author, columnist, and playwright. The Independent describe her best-selling debut crime novel Follow Me as, ‘a very contemporary nightmare, delivered with panache’. Follow Me was named Amazon’s Debut of the Month in January 2016 and has been long listed for the prestigious Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library Award. Rachel Dove is the winner of the Prima Magazine Flirty Fiction Competition 2015 and is both a traditional and self published author. Her Mills & Boon book, The Chic Boutique on Baker Street is published on 21 April and she recently won the Writer of the Year Award from The Writers Bureau. Jeannie Waudby grew up in Hong Kong, on a small island which was a leprosy treatment centre. She moved to London aged 14, studied Art and English in Aberystwyth, taught Art and English in secondary schools and then English in a Chinese university. She taught ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) in London colleges for many years and still lives in London with her family.

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Sponsored by The Haldi, Pitstone All proceeds to Beaconsfield Library.




Follow Me Launch 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 14.36.17Short Stories Aloud with Colin MacIntyre (The Letters of Ivor Punch) and Angela Clarke (Follow Me). Tuesday 26th January 2016, Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford 7pm

Celebrate Burns Night* in style, curated by author Shelley Harris, with short stories written by Colin MacIntyre (The Letters of Ivor Punch) and me.

For anyone who has read Follow Me, I’m super excited to say that I have written a very special Freddie Venton story, set back in 2012 and with a special Burnsblackwells night twist: The Good, the iPad, & the Ugly. There will be stories, there will be cake, there will be eccentric interview questions – and there might even be some singing.

Details available here. Tickets cost £5 and are available here

*Well, the night after Burns Night.

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 20.13.34London Book Launch of Follow Me – Thursday 28th January 2016, Hatchards, Piccadilly 6.30pm 

Join me to raise a glass to Follow Me at the UK’s oldest bookstore: Hatchards 187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE. Drinks, nibbles, and book signings. Free entry. Further details here.


Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 20.17.24St Albans Book Launch Follow Me – Saturday 30th January 2016, Waterstones St Albans 7pm 

Join me to raise a glass to Follow Me at St Alban’s finest bookstore: Waterstones, 8 St Peter’s Street, AL1 3LF. Interview, reading, Q&A, cocktails & nibbles. Free entry. Further details here.


Presenting Chugging for Kittens – a New Short for Briefs, 29th April at Waterloo East Theatre

BriefsI’m thrilled to announce I’ve written a new short play which will be part of the amazing West Avenue’s seasonal scratch night: Briefs.

Chugging for Kittens is about good intentions, charity, and sexual gratification!

The short will be part of the Briefs Spring show on the 29th April at the Waterloo East Theatre. It promises to be a fast and fun night. Advance tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.

I’ll be in the Duke of Wellington pub after. x




28th October 2014, 7.30pm:

Sharing a Taxi with Alexander McQueen & Other Stories: VIP dinner with fashion insider Angela Clarke, St Albans Cafe Rouge.

I’ll be returning to SAFW for another fabulous evening full of tasty tales and glorious gossip from my time in the fashion industry, and I’ll be reading from my book.

Tickets include a welcome drink, luxury 3-course dinner with a glass of wine, plus a signed copy of Confessions of Fashionista.


30th October 2014, 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm) 

Shape Your Style: Style Masterclass, Makeovers and Shopping for Bosom Buddies Charity,  St Albans Waterstones

I’ll be hosting this great St Albans Fashion Week event which is raising money for Bosom Buddies. Come say hi!


7th November 2014, 7.30pm, Verulamium Spa, St Albans
Girls’ Night Out – A Novel Way To Relax!
Join me and three top chick-lit authors in the sumptuous surroundings of Westminster Lodge’s Bistro for a St Albans Literary Festival evening of pampering and paperbacks. The panel includes Rowan Coleman (The Accidental Mother, The Memory Book), Liz Frazer (The Yummy Mummy’s Survival Guide, Lifeshambles) and Rachael Lucas (Sealed With A Kiss).
There will be 20-minute mini treatments you can book, courtesy of Verulamium Spa.


Cambridge 105 Bookmark show, 30th November 2013

I was lucky enough to appear on this fantastic book friendly show, and now you can share my joy (and tips on writing, fashion and how best to wave your arms like Kate Bush on the dancefloor) in this podcast. Click here to have a listen.


University of Essex Pop Up Careers Cafe, 28th November 2013

Talking about how to get published – come ask me questions!



VIP Designer Dinner at Darcys, St Albans for St Albans’ Fashion Week, 30th October 2013, 7.30pm

Come and enjoy a decadent, delightfully diva-ish and deliciously gossipy evening as part of St Alban’s inaugural fashion week. I will be hosting a dinner at top St Albans restaurant, Darcy’s, and giving the skinny (pun intended) on life in the fash line. Ticket price includes a 3 course meal, wine, a signed copy of Confessions of a Fashionista for each guest, and me, getting tipsy and loose-lipped about the fashion industry elite. 20 mins out of London on the train. It’s going to be fabulous, darling.


Camp Bestival, Dorset. 2nd August 2013

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be appearing at Camp Bestival in Dorset, August 1st to 4th. I’ll be interviewed onstage about Confessions of a Fashionista and all things fash-tastic by author Claire McGowan. For more info and ticket details head here.


London College of Fashion. 2nd May 2013, 5.30pm.

An informative and enjoyable look at how to get into the fashion industry. Full blog of the event available here.


Waterstones, St Albans. 25th April 2013, 7.30pm.

A fun evening where I’ll lift the lid on the dazzling, quirky, scandalous and utterly hedonistic world of fashion. 


If you’d like to enquire about booking an event with me, then please get in touch here.

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