It's Hogmanay! Or for those of you reading this outside of Scotland it's New Year's Eve. Traditionally, in oor wee bonnie country, the last day of the year is spent preparing to say goodbye to the year past by welcoming in the next with a variety of cultural nuances that have regional variances but fundamentally deliver on the same… Continue reading Hogmanay & Handselling. Only in Scotland.
A month or so ago my publisher sent me a link to a new initiative from the organisers of the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival in Stirling. Called "Crime in the Spotlight" it is designed to give emerging authors an opportunity to shine by reading from their books at one of the main festival events. The… Continue reading Bloody Scotland debut!
I'm excited to announce that I will be making a wee appearance at Bloody Scotland; Scotland's International Crime Writing festival. It's a fabulous gathering of incredible writers from all over the globe and I'm really chuffed to be there as part of the Crime in the Spotlight programme. I'll be opening the Dear Mean Place session at 11.45am on Sunday the 13th… Continue reading My Bloody Scotland debut!