Eve Seymour - Editor
E.V. Seymour is the author of twelve novels and writes in two genres: psychological thriller featuring female leads, and action adventure/spy fiction featuring male main protagonists.
Her most recent novels are ‘Her Sister’s Secret’, ‘A Deadly Trade’ and ‘Final Target’, each published by Harper Collins. Eve also writes under the pseudonym G.S. Locke.
She has taken part in various literary events, including Crimefest, Bristol, and Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and is no stranger to talking about her books on BBC radio. In November 2019, she appears in ‘Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s life,’ a new Arena documentary directed by artist Gillian Wearing on BBC 4. In the programme, Eve talks about why she chose to write with a male pseudonym, together with the challenges of writing in a genre that is traditionally associated with male writers.
She is represented by Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency, London. She has two crime fiction novels scheduled for release, under closely guarded pseudonym, with Orion in 2020 and 2021. You can visit her website at www.evseymour.co.uk
WHY WE LOVE EVE
Eagle-eyed Eve, a master of thrillers, will provide a deeply insightful and structured report that won’t leave any stone unturned.
WHAT EVE SAYS ABOUT EDITING
When I started writing I stumbled around for quite a while before I found an editorial consultancy that made the difference. Suddenly, and with a measure of embarrassment, I realised all the basic mistakes that I’d made and, more importantly, understood how to avoid them. It was like receiving a massive reality check. Shortly after working with an editor, I obtained agent representation. It was that simple. This only serves to illustrate that I genuinely recognise the importance of providing constructive criticism to new writers.
I’m also well aware that criticism, however well intentioned, can be difficult to accept. Some writers find it a painful and bruising process because they have invested so much of themselves in a story. It’s why I genuinely try to let a writer know, whatever point is made, I’m batting for them and that my job is to help each author make their story the best it can be. Depending on the author, I’m known for softening any critical pill with a little humour.
What Eve works on
Genres Eve specialises in
Eve's published books
House of Lies
A sudden disappearance… When Roz Outlaw’s partner Tom mysteriously vanishes, she knows his life is in danger. Tom has been distracted lately, afraid, as though he is being hunted…
A desperate search… With the police showing little interest Roz knows it falls to her to find Tom. But as Tom’s secrets are uncovered nothing can prepare Roz for the dark lies and twisted truths she finds. She thought she loved Tom, but quickly realises she has been living with a stranger – a man with murder in his past.
A house of evil… The key to unlocking Tom’s past lies in his childhood home – Vixenhead. A house of wickedness that keeps its secrets well hidden. Can Roz find Tom before it’s too late or will the evil within Vixenhead claim her too…
A Deadly Trade
An unputdownable new thriller from E. V. Seymour, introducing hired assassin Josh Thane, perfect for fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott.
One moment of weakness can cost you everything…
Rogue assassin Josh Thane is an artist in murder. His next target is a British microbiologist suspected of creating devastating chemical weapons. Breaking into her house, he discovers someone has beaten him to it – she’s already dead. In a moment of weakness, he saves the life of her son. A single mistake that destroys everything he’s worked for and puts him and the boy in immediate danger…
Her Sister’s Secret
When Molly Napier’s sister Scarlet is killed in a road accident the whole family are left in shock. The police are certain she purposely caused the crash that killed another, but what could have happened for sensible Scarlet to lose control at the wheel?
Determined to discover the truth, Molly begins to dig deeper into her sister’s life. With every question she uncovers yet more secrets, all connected to her own family’s past… One of them has something to hide.
And then Molly meets Rocco, a stranger with dark secrets of his own. Nothing could ever have prepared her for what comes next.