281: Alex Marwood will name a character after you

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 13.03.50ITEM: Alex Marwood will name a character after you or a person of your choice (but not anyone famous who can sue!) in her next book. Please bear in mind that she writes psychological thrillers, though, so you could end up a murderer… or dead…

BIO: Alex Marwood was a journalist for many years before adopting an alias and turning to crime. Her psychological thriller, the Wicked Girls, became a word-of-mouth bestseller in 2012 and has been translated into 15 languages. The Killer next Door comes out in December 2013.

Books by Alex Marwood

Books by Alex Marwood

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Julee Sanderson

    Far too much fun not to have a go. I’ll start gently at £10.

  2. It’s my birthday today. Had an amazing day so will up this to £54 – yep one for each year!

  3. £99. My name deserves a wider audience! Even if I do die horribly, or cause someone else to do the same …

  4. £101.00 in a good cause. xx

  5. Okay, but only if you put my wife’s name in your book. I don’t really want you to kill my wife, (a weak defense at a trial), just let her be a nice witness or something. That’s worth £120.

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