Had a great time at the recent author event at Timberbooks in West Kilbride – it was a small crowd, but a very lively one!  The questions were thought-provoking, the discussion was heated at times, but civilised, nonetheless!  So thanks to everyone who attended, and a big, extra special ‘Thank You!!!’ to Michele Oldham of Timberbooks for hosting the event!

And without further ado, can I draw your attention to the events taking place throughout November as part of ‘Previously – Scotland’s History Festival’ – for full details, please check out their website via the link belowand browse through what’s on offer:


There’s a special focus on historical fiction writing this week – historical fiction author Margaret Skea will be hosting writing workshops in Saint Andrews and Edinburgh for starters (check the website for details!) and a series of panels will be held in Edinburgh at Adam House, Chambers Street.  Throughout the course of these events, 14 award-winning historical fiction authors will examine various aspects of Scotland’s past through their work.  There’s a vast swathe of Scotland’s history represented – from the 11th to the 20th century – so there should be something for everyone.

I’ll be participating in a panel along with Marie Macpherson and Shona Maclean, and together we’ll be discussing Scotland before, during and after the Reformation in the context of our own works. The event isevocatively titled, Terror, Faith and Reform: Stories of Renaissance Scotland and it takes place on Sunday, 23rd November at 2.30pm at Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.  You can buy your tickets via the link below, and I look forward to seeing you at what should be a lively and entertaining afternoon!.




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