B.E. Jones (Beverley Jones) is a former journalist and police press officer born in the Rhondda valleys. She started her journalism career with Trinity Mirror newspapers, writing stories for The Rhondda Leader and The Western Mail, before becoming a broadcast journalist with BBC Wales Today in Cardiff.
She worked on all aspects of crime reporting (as well as community news and features) producing stories and content for newspapers and live TV. She also worked as a press officer for South Wales police, dealing with the media and participating in criminal investigations, security operations and emergency planning.
Now a freelance writer and novelist she channels her experiences of ‘true crime,’ and the murkier side of human nature, into her dark, psychological thrillers set in and around South Wales.
Halfway, due for release in 2018, is her fifth crime novel. It is the second published by Little Brown, following the release of Where She Went in 2017.
Bev is represented by the Ampersand Agency.
Bev is one of 25 successful applicants who have been granted a Literature Wales writers’ bursary, supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, to develop their work in 2018.
Learn more about the scheme and find out who else has received an award here.
Bev will be a guest author at Bristol Crimefest on Saturday, May 19 at 9am.
She is appearing on the panel Cold Chills: A Touch of The Supernatural, alongside Rebecca Alexander, J.F. Penn and Roz Watkins, with the event chaired by Kate Ellis. Early birds can pop along after breakfast to hear Bev chatting about Where She Went and meet the team.
Click here to find out more and see the full programme in the festival’s tenth anniversary year. Crimefest
Bored of the same old Scandi crime or Tartan Noir murder mysteries? It’s time to branch out into the dark side of Welsh crime fiction. Bev is now a member of the Crime Cymru group, aiming to promote all aspects of Welsh crime fiction, written in English, to a wider readership that loves quirky, atmospheric and downright scary murder and mayhem. She will be taking part in the first Coffee and Crime weekend, hosted by Cardiff Libraries in June, 2018. From historic page-turners and supernatural mysteries to the most up to date police procedurals, check out Crime Cymru on Twitter @CrimeCymru or on Facebook @crimecymru Get ready to book your ticket when the calendar of events is announced!
Cardiff, Wales, UK