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Back from the Book Tour…

September 13th, 2010|

..to find a nice book review waiting for me! I was hoping to have a few pictures to post from last week's The Blackhope Enigma [...]

Lost in Twitterville

August 27th, 2010|

I do apologize. Right, I'm getting convinced about Twitter. It's been quite fun, really, but like all things that take me away from writing The [...]

Follow me on Twitter

August 17th, 2010|

By gum, I've done it at last. I've gone and joined the Great Big Conversation. Right, so if you'd like to converse, find me here.

Madonna and Cat

August 13th, 2010|

On An Awfully Big Blog Adventure, author Michelle Lovric has posted a fascinating look at why so many medieval and Renaissance portraits of the Virgin [...]

Talking With My Hands

August 11th, 2010|

Okay, I knew I talked with my hands a bit. But I didn't realise how much until I saw this interview with Philippa Cochrane of [...]

Cabinets of Wonder

August 4th, 2010|

In which I visit a most magical bus. Last Saturday I wandered around the grounds of Traquair House, soaking up the magical atmosphere of Traquair [...]

Dunure Castle and Labyrinth

July 21st, 2010|

A hidden gem on the Ayrshire coast. I thought this would cheer up those of you who live in Scotland. We're coping with rain, [...]

Win my book!

July 13th, 2010|

Read more about The Blackhope Enigma on these sites. I've been doing various interviews with book bloggers and children's literature websites recently - and they [...]

The Blackhope Enigma Book Launch

July 4th, 2010|

Debut book, debut book launch! Well, The Blackhope Enigma has set sail, launched last Thursday by a wonderful crowd of well-wishers who enjoyed a [...]

What’s The Blackhope Enigma About?

June 30th, 2010|

A fine question indeed. The Blackhope Enigma is a historical fantasy-mystery-adventure and it's suitable for readers age nine and above. Read more about it on [...]

Counting Down to July 1st

June 7th, 2010|

Things are ramping up big style here at HQ. Only a few weeks till The Blackhope Enigma is released into the wild in the UK, [...]

Robin Hood

May 20th, 2010|

Why you should sit through the final credits. Ridley Scott's new take on Robin Hood got me off the couch and into the movie theatre [...]

The Weeping Angels

April 28th, 2010|

I confess: I am a keen fan of Steven Moffat's writing for Doctor Who. My all-time favourite has to be "Blink", the chilling episode about [...]

A Cardboard Box Arrives..

April 23rd, 2010|

..and the contents are thrilling! The mail has been good to me today. Not only did the cardboard box yield ten copies of [...]

London Book Fair 2010

April 22nd, 2010|

Keeping calm and carrying on. Well, I lucked out this time. I bought a train ticket to London and worried that there might be a [...]