Review: Fir for Luck by Barbara Henderson

Fir for Luck, by Barbara Henderson, is a tale of the Highland Clearances, based on the true story of the township of Ceannabeinne in Sutherland. The Highland Clearances were a dark time in the history of Scotland, when the landowners acted with high-handed callousness in evicting tenants who had worked the land – some of… Read More

Barbara Henderson

Fir for Luck Blog Tour: Barbara Henderson on location

I’m delighted to welcome Barbara Henderson to my blog today as part of the Fir for Luck blog tour. Fir for Luck is a tale of the Highland Clearances, that darkest of times in Scottish history; it’s an atmospheric and thrilling debut novel from an exciting new talent in children’s fiction. My review will be up… Read More

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Review: Jinks & O’Hare Funfair Repair by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Jinks & O’Hare Funfair Repair is another madcap adventure from the dream team of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. What’s more fun than a funfair? A funfair in space, populated by weird aliens and stuffed with bizarre rides! When things start to go wrong, and even ace alien repairmen Jinks and O’Hare can’t keep up,… Read More

Time to release the Beast

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