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"Put Your Heart On The Page:An Introduction To Writing" by Anne Perry



Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling writer who is noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues.  Her Thomas Pitt character features in one of the longest sustained series by a living writer with 29 titles to date.  In total she has published more than 75 novels, translated into 14 languages.  She continues to write three books a year, to enormous critical acclaim.  

In response to questions about how to start writing, she is producing her first instructional DVD Put Your Heart On The Page: An Introduction To Writing.  This provides Anne’s unique tips on story structure, characterization, and everything a beginning writer needs to start writing commercial fiction.  

 “I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity to talk about my passion - writing - and passing on little nuggets of advice at the numerous writers’ conventions at which I attend each year.   The writing workshops I give are not that long and you cannot express all that you’d like to say about writing in about 45 minutes, so I hope that those who are unable to attend such events will get the opportunity to learn the basics of writing with this instructional DVD”, she adds.

With more than 26 million books in print, Anne began her career with The Cater Street Hangman, the first in the series which features Thomas and Charlotte Pitt.  This series has appeared on many bestseller lists, and prompted one reviewer to say ‘Like reading Thackeray edited by Elmore Leonard’.  The latest in the series, Death on Blackheath, is published in September 2013.

Anne’s other Victorian mystery series features William and Hester Monk.  The first of these, The Face of a Stranger, was called ‘First rate’ by the New York Times.  This series, too, has appeared on many bestseller lists.  The latest, Blind Justice, was published in April 2013.

Anne’s awards include the Edgar award (2000) for her short story “Heroes”,  the main character of which features in the quintet of novels based around World War 1 and the Reavley family.  Anne’s other non-Victorian books include The Sheen on the Silk, which is set in the exotic and dangerous world of the Byzantine empire.

Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century’s ‘100 Masters of Crime’ and she lives in Scotland.

Put Your Heart On The Page: An Introduction to Writing is released in September 2013 priced £14.99.  Anne’s signature slogan also features on attractive tote bags, which are available via her website, 

For further information, interviews, jpegs, quotes etc, contact Diane Hinds on or 020 7748 3003.

Notes for Editors:


  • 19 September 2013 - Bouchercon - The World’s Premier Mystery Convention.  Albany, New York.
  • 23 September 2013 - 6 October 2013 - French tour (check itinerary page on website).
  • 9th December 2013 - Abroad Writer’s Conference, Lismore Castle, Ireland.
  • 14 September 2014 - Morrow Bay & Central Coast Writers’ Conference.  USA.


  • “Put Your Heart On The Page - An Introduction to Writing” DVD released by Quidetam Ltd
  • Released in the UK and US, jointly.
  • Dist: Active Media
  • Price: £14.99
  • Cat No: APDVD101
  • Barcode:  5060051333415

eBooks: Open Road Media

Limited edition: Anne Perry's stunning tote bag - now available to buy


This handsome new tote, now available to buy on eBay, features Anne's favourite advice to writers "Put Your Heart On The Page".  The natural 8 oz canvas bag features long handles and its dimensions are H420 , W380 , G100 mm with a delicate blue text and Anne Perry's name.  Unit price is £12:99 per bag with postage / packaging in addition.

The Anne Perry Tote is THE bag to have this Conference season.

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