Scottish History Network: Growing up with Scottish History at Tarbat Ness

I’m delighted to have an article on the Scottish History Network blog today. It describes the effect of growing up at Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, with its centuries of history right beneath my feet. I write about a grassy mound just outside the lighthouse complex that I thought might be a Viking burial mound, but was… Read More

Wolves and Apples 2016

Yesterday was the Wolves and Apples event in Leicester, a one-day series of workshops and talks run by Leicestershire-based Mantle Arts concentrating on children’s writing – picture books, middle-grade, YA. The event was targeted at “emerging writers”, which is a great term – I hate calling people “aspiring writers” because if you write, you’re a… Read More