Alison Belsham

Alison Belsham biography

Alison Belsham initially started writing with the ambition of becoming a screenwriter—and in 2000 was commended for her visual story telling in the Orange Prize for screenwriting. In 2001 she was shortlisted in a BBC Drama Writer competition. Life and children intervened but, switching to fiction, in 2009 her novel Domino was selected for the prestigious Adventures in Fiction mentoring scheme. In 2016 she pitched her first crime novel, The Tattoo Thief, at the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and was judged the winner. The Tattoo Thief is out now, and the sequel, Her Last Breath, is published on 19th September. She’s currently working on the third book in the Francis Sullivan trilogy, Death’s Needle. Alison lives in Edinburgh and when she’s not writing, she spends her time visiting tattoo conventions.