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19 September 2018

Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Leicester Writers’ Showcase at the Leicester Central Library, 7pm to 9pm.

Leicester Writers Showcase

The Leicester Writers’ Showcase is held at Leicester Central Library on the third Wednesday of each month and gives readers an opportunity to meet local authors, discover new books and engage with libraries in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

The September installment of LWS featured local writers who were placed in the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. Launched in 2017 by Dahlia Publishing, the prize is open to published and unpublished writers nationally.

Writers read from their winning short stories and discussed their writing journeys as well as the art of writing short stories. Featured readers included 2017 runner-up, Siobhan Logan and 2018 shortlisted writers, John Fulton and N.F. Vania. The event was chaired by prize founder, Farhana Shaikh.

25 August 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018 – A panel with fellow Cranachan author Barbara Henderson on writing children’s historical fiction.

Write-up of the event.

17 September 2016

UKYACX Newcastle 2016

Saturday 17th September 2016 – UKYACX – the UK YA and Children’s Extravaganza in Newcastle.

Write-up of the event.

10 September 2016

The Beast on the Broch

Saturday 10th September 2016 – Launch day for The Beast on the Broch in Glasgow.

I did a signing at Waterstone’s Byres Road in Glasgow from 11am to 1pm on Saturday 10th September.

Write-up of the event.

6 September 2016

Arbroath Signal Tower

Tuesday 6th September 2016 – The Wreck of the Argyll at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum.

As part of Angus Heritage Week I gave a talk about HMS Argyll at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum – scene of the climactic events in my book The Wreck of the Argyll.

Write-up of the event.

4 October 2015

Wigtown Book FestivalSunday 4th October, 2015 – Talking about spies and shipwrecks at the Wigtown Book Festival.

Write-up of the event.

25 September 2015

The Wreck of the Argyll

Friday 25th September 2015 – Launch day for The Wreck of the Argyll in Dundee.

Write-up of the event.