Category Archives: For everyone

Criminally good Xmas Socks and who sang driving home for Christmas?

Yesterday I was at at my first ever Crime Writers Association in Scotland’s Xmas lunch. While tucking into our festive food we mulled over a clever little quiz, set by the lovely Alex Gray. Incredibly, I won these great wee Xmas … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland 2013

    I loved being part of  The Scottish Book Trust’s Book Week Scotland last year, so am super delighted to have been invited to help celebrate Book Week Scotland again this year. Book Week Scotland is about celebrating books and reading in every … Continue reading

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The Launch of The Mile

I am delighted to be interviewing the very talented author, Craig Smith, about his very funny debut novel The Mile ( Pilrig Press) at its launch on  Thursday the 21st of November at Blackwell’s Book Shop, South Bridge, Edinburgh. This event is ticketed, but tickets … Continue reading

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Calling all book lovers: win 100 books from Scottish Publishers!

As part of Book Week Scotland, Publishing  Scotland have got together with Scottish publishers to create this fantastic 100 BOOK COVERS competition. The top prize of all 100 books will go to one lucky winner – the person who identifies all … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt Book Fair at a glance!

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest annual book fair in the world. It took place last week and I was there, tagging along with publisher Pilrig Press, who had a spot on the wonderful Publishing Scotland stand.  What was the … Continue reading

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Help! Have you ever been to the Frankfurt Book Fair?

This year Pilrig Press, who publishes my books, were given a  grant by the wonderful Publishing Scotland people to go to the The Frankfurt Book Fair (stand H1 in Hall 8) and have  a “Look see!”  Yeh hey!  And I’m thrilled to be … Continue reading

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Crime Readers Association Giveaway: Food of Ghosts!

  Crime Readers Association Giveaway: Food of Ghosts The CRA have three copies of my mystery novel Food of Ghosts to giveaway. Follow the link for a chance to win your copy! It couldn’t be easier 🙂 http://www.thecra.co.uk/cra-giveaway-food-of-ghosts/    

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How far would you go to promote yourself and your new book?

If you’ve been to any kind of writing or reading event recently, there’s a good chance you heard someone somewhere talk about the importance of us authors building our  “brand” and developing a “social platform”. In other words, about promoting ourselves … Continue reading

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Calling all readers: what’s your favourite book of all time?

I’m delighted to be joining a stellar line-up of authors for North Ayrshire Libraries Readers’ Day on the 26th October. Here’s what’s happening: “There are four of the best authors in Scotland for you to meet and talk with about what they write and … Continue reading

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Calling all crime and mystery writers!

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition is open to both published and unpublished writers.  The CWA website says: There are two key requirements – the first is that this must be an UNPUBLISHED short story; the second that it fits Margery’s … Continue reading

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