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The Year Ahead

January 15th, 2013|

Two weeks in and 2013 is looking pretty eclectic. Just the way I like it. There hasn't been any time for hibernating. I've just finished [...]

The Next Big Thing!

November 15th, 2012|

Last week children's author and friend Lynne Rickards kindly 'tagged' me in her blog post called 'The Next Big Thing'. I was one of five [...]

Sunday on Suomenlinna

March 18th, 2012|

The fog lifted and the sun came out this morning. For the first time, I saw Helsinki under crystal blue skies and realised [...]

What I’m Working on Now #6

March 2nd, 2012|

It's been October 2011 on this blog for far too long. Yes, it's already five months since I posted after The Crimson Shard [...]

The Crimson Shard Book Launch

October 12th, 2011|

In spite of rain and wind, a great crowd of well-wishers joined me on 1 October to celebrate the publication of The Crimson Shard, the [...]

A Visit to Doon Hill

September 5th, 2011|

In which I encounter fairies. It started as a typical forest walk in the Stirlingshire countryside. We passed the Old Kirk cemetery (of [...]

New Competition!

August 22nd, 2011|

I'm celebrating my Facebook page achieving 100 followers AND Blackhope's publication in the USA by launching a little competition. You can win a signed paperback [...]

Ravens and The Blackhope Enigma

August 12th, 2011|

My latest post at The History Girls blog. Ravens figure prominently in The Blackhope Enigma so I decided to explore the history and mythology [...]

The History Girls

July 8th, 2011|

A brand new blog from award-winning historical fiction writers. I am delighted to be a part of The History Girls blog and to publish my [...]

Borders Book Festival 2011

June 22nd, 2011|

A fantastic literary festival in the beautiful Scottish Borders. I had the pleasure of spending last weekend in the rainy, but gorgeous surroundings of [...]