Helsinki: Another Exciting Week in the World of Finnish Books

My inspirational week started when I visited Villa Kivi overlooking lovely, frozen Töölönlahti Bay. This beautiful house is known as the Writer’s House and ever since it was built in 1890, it has been associated with literature. Famous Finnish writers and linguists lived and visited there until it fell into disrepair and the city of […]

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WASPS Artists Open Studios Weekend 2011…

…and the launch of THE CRIMSON SHARD!

Next weekend’s Artists Open Studios event coincides with the publication of my second illustrated historical fantasy novel for age 9+, The Crimson Shard, published by Templar Books. I’ll be opening my studio and displaying original paintings, drawings and limited edition prints, but I’ll also be taking time out […]

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Borders Book Festival 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 the Borders Book Festival. As you can see from the photo, the festival is held in lovely Harmony Gardens, overlooked by twelfth-century […]

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Authors for Japan

An online auction to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.

Author Keris Stainton generously made time to create an online auction of items and the bidding went live this morning. It will be running until Sunday and here are the details on how it works. The auction features a truly phenomenal […]

By |2011-03-15T16:07:44+00:00March 15th, 2011|Events, News|Comments Off on Authors for Japan

On the road again

The Blackhope Enigma roadshow is on the move again! This weekend I’ll be Halloweening it at the Works Festival in North Lanarkshire, then next week I’ll have a couple of days up in Moray, near Inverness. I’ll be doing lots of speaking, showing, reading […]

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