About TM Logan
Bestselling author TM Logan was a national newspaper journalist before turning to novel-writing full time. His debut thriller LIES was one of Amazon UK's biggest ebooks of 2017 – selling 350,000 copies, gathering more than 1,400 5-star reviews and winning a Silver Award at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards.
Together with his second standalone thriller, 29 SECONDS (2018), his books are now published in 14 countries around the world including the USA, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and the Netherlands. His new thriller, THE HOLIDAY, is a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was published in the UK by Bonnier Zaffre on 25 July 2019.
Tim lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children, and writes in a cabin at the bottom of his garden. You can find him at www.tmlogan.com.
I was born in Berkshire and grew up in Reading, the youngest of three boys and a fully-fledged bookworm from a very young age. I read history at Westfield College, part of the University of London, and went on to do a postgrad at Cardiff University.
I knew I wanted to write so journalism seemed an obvious choice, and after five years as a reporter and then education correspondent on the Nottingham Evening Post I moved to London to work on the Daily Mail. At the Mail I became the paper’s Science Reporter, covering all kinds of stories from new technology to the environment, space, genetics, health and medicine. I enjoyed being a national newspaper journalist but it didn’t leave much time for anything else – like thriller writing.
The next move took me back to the East Midlands, where I went to work for the University of Nottingham as a press officer. In the evenings and at weekends, I wrote fiction. In fact whenever I had a spare half-hour, I wrote – on trains, planes, in bed, at the kitchen table before anyone else was up, by the pool while my kids had swimming lessons. After a few years I managed to secure representation from Camilla Bolton at the Darley Anderson Agency, and in January 2017 my first thriller Lies was published.
Two weeks after it came out as an e-book, I discovered that my day job – by this point I was a deputy director in charge of the university’s communications team – was being made redundant as part of a restructure. That was when I decided to take the plunge into writing full-time, which I have been doing since summer 2017. It’s a job that I love.
Lies turned out to be one of Amazon’s biggest e-books of 2017, as well as being the second bestselling fiction title of the year on Apple iBooks and no.1 on Kobo. So far it has received more than 1,400 5-star reviews on Amazon and sold 350,000 copies. Together with my second standalone thriller, 29 Seconds, my books are now published in 14 countries around the world including the USA, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and the Netherlands.
My new thriller, The Holiday, takes place over a sweltering summer week in the south of France, as four best friends see the holiday of a lifetime turn into a nightmare of secrets, suspicion, betrayal and murder… The Holiday is a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was published by Bonnier Zaffre on 25 July 2019.
When I’m not writing, I spend my spare time watching box sets on Netflix, playing tennis badly and supporting the Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team. Of course, I’m still a bookworm as well: I love the pull of a great book, one that you want to read on the bus, in the bath, at the dinner table, under the desk at work. Those are the kind of stories that I write.
I live in Nottinghamshire with my wife and two children, and write in a cabin at the bottom of my garden.