Friday, 16 September 2022

Moi and three literary giants!

What’s not to love, meeting these 3 fabulous authors!  Thank you for making me feel so welcome as I opened their main event.  Chuffed to bits.

Bloody Scotland Crime In The Spotlight


Had an absolute blast doing my Crime In The Spotlight Event at Bloody Scotland. Opening the main event with Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre and Clare Mackintosh.  The session titled The Party’s Over featured these amazing authors books, all centred round a party.  They all sounded great reads!  

They all made me feel so welcome in the Authors’ Green Room where I sat feeling very humble and a tad AUTHORLY with my Author Pass!!  Great experience and opportunity and met readers after at the signing table alongside these 3 big literary hits.  A wonderful memory to look back on.

Friday, 26 August 2022

NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE Crime In The Spotlight at Bloody Scotland

SCHEDULE CHANGE - I will now be appearing Friday 16th Sept at 6pm opening the main event with Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre and Clare Mackintosh.  

 I am THRILLED to be appearing at the Bloody Scotland Book Festival in Stirling this September.  The festival has always supported emerging authors with their Crime In The Spotlight events.  For 3 minutes, yes 3 minutes only, I will be opening the event featuring amazing authors John Connolly and Alex North, with a reading from my debut novel.  

Monday, 1 August 2022

Book Signing


A lovely memory from One Weekend in Alloa, with my novel heading off to their new reader homes. I hope it’s a good read for them.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Good News!


Delighted to have been accepted into The Crime Writers Association with my debut novel “What’s Left Behind.”
The criteria for joining covers book sales, professional editing, proof reading, book cover design and social media presence. Just found out a few days ago and it’s such a wonderful endorsement for my debut novel. I am chuffed to bits!

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Book Reviews


I’m so happy with the reviews I’ve had on Amazon.  It’s wonderful that the book is being enjoyed by readers.  Reviews make a difference especially to debut authors like myself. 

With many of my books off to their new homes following my recent talks, it would be lovely to hear your thoughts. Only takes a minute to hop on to Amazon and add your review.  Amazon customers can add book reviews, irrespective of where you bought the book.

Thank you.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Judy Murray - new book deal and bookish things.


On a recent visit to Cromlix House, Judy grabbed her copy of my book and I’m hoping will enjoy the read.  Judy herself secured a two book deal with Orion Fiction and looks set to publish her first debut novel “The Wild Card” in 2023.  

From the publisher…….

The Wild Card is a "fresh, uplifting" story about how it is never too late to follow your dreams, following Abigail Patterson who, after putting her tennis career on hold, finds herself entered into the country’s biggest tennis championship as a wild card entry. However, her success in the competition means that is only a matter of time before the press start uncovering the secret Abi has kept hidden for so long.

Good Luck Judy!

First Minister Adds to her Reading Bundle


Great to see the First Minister, an avid reader, will soon be reading my book.  Wonder what she’ll make of it? 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

One Weekend In Alloa OWIA


This weekend [30 June to 3rd July] sees the start of the One Weekend In Alloa festival. A lovely write up in the Press about this.  WHAT A LINE UP!!! Looking for something to do from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July? It’s nearly here, One Weekend In Alloa with a plethora of events to hopefully tempt you along. They are free to attend, just a small donation, whatever you can afford, what’s not to like? If you missed my book talk in Dunblane Library, I’ll be talking about “What’s Left Behind” on Thursday 30th June from 7:30pm. Hope to see some of you there!!!m Share and spread the word.

Friday, 3 June 2022

Dunblane Library Book Talk photos


What a fantastic evening at Dunblane Library as I ventured out to tell local people about my debut novel “What’s Left Behind.”  A great audience, interesting Questions asked and many a book sold.  Thank you to Angela and her team at the library for hosting the event and for the audience who came along to hear me read from my book.  

Monday, 16 May 2022



A box of porridge and a book “A Woman without Secrets” by the artist Louise Bourgeois? Eh why?
In my novel, Grace has a few secrets as these readers found out. Intrigued?
*****. “Couldn’t put it down!” *****
*****. ”Cracking read”. *****
*****. “Great book, enjoyed every page of it” *****
*****. “Gripping story from start to finish”. *****
Thank you for the amazing reviews so far.

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Moi and three literary giants!

What’s not to love, meeting these 3 fabulous authors!  Thank you for making me feel so welcome as I opened their main event.  Chuffed to bits.