The excitement is over – the beast has been released. I’ve done my short promotional tour of Scotland (and Newcastle), and now there’s nothing left to do. Except stop looking at the Amazon rankings, because that way lies madness! So far it’s safe to say that The Beast on the Broch hasn’t set the world… Read More
Last year I went to the UK MG Extravaganza in Nottingham as a civilian – my first novel had only just been published, and I wanted to go along and see how the pros did events like this. This year, with the event being held in Newcastle, I asked if I could come again –… Read More
It’s UKYACX tomorrow, September 17th, in Newcastle – I’ll be there along with loads of brilliant children’s and YA authors to talk about my books The Wreck of the Argyll and The Beast on the Broch. As part of the UKYACX blog tour, Fiona from Independent Book Reviews has posted an interview with me.
Last week I went on my annual trip to Scotland. This year had three purposes – to visit our relatives, to talk about my first book The Wreck of the Argyll at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, and, most importantly, to launch my new book, The Beast on the Broch. After the Arbroath talk and… Read More
Nearly a year ago, Kirsten Couper of the Arbroath Signal Tower museum invited me to come and give a talk about The Wreck of the Argyll. Now, Arbroath is a long way from Leicester where I live, but as I was travelling up to Scotland to visit relatives and launch my new book, I thought it… Read More
I’ll be at Waterstone’s Byres Road in Glasgow today, Saturday 10th September 2016, from 11am to 1pm. Come along to say hello, chat about The Beast on the Broch, pick up a bookmark, or even buy a copy and get it signed.
I’m very excited to present my first-ever video review! Duncan takes a look at The Beast on the Broch. Thanks for the review, Duncan! The Beast on the Broch is out today! And if you’re in Glasgow tomorrow, you can come and see me at Waterstone’s Byres Road.
Tomorrow, Friday 9th September 2016, is the official release date of my second novel, The Beast on the Broch. On Saturday, I’m doing a signing at the Byres Road Waterstone’s in Glasgow, but tomorrow I’m going to St Saviour’s school in Govan with Anne and Helen from the publisher Cranachan to talk about the inspiration for… Read More
Today will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of excuses for procrastination, and soon it will see the end of writing downtime forever. I’m talking about the release of Scrivener for iOS. I’ve been using the Windows version of Scrivener for years, and can’t imagine taking on a novel-length project without… Read More
It was an exciting week for The Beast on the Broch, because the post brought an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) from Cranachan. This was the first time I’ve seen the book in print, complete with cover. The package was wrapped up in Pictish Beast wrapping paper, and contained a postcard featuring Dawn Treacher’s amazing cover… Read More