An Interview with Jane Riddell

Today on the blog we have an interview with the lovely Jane Riddell! Those of you that follow the blog will know that I reviewed her book, Daughters of the Lake, a few weeks ago. Jane has taken the time to answer some of my questions and I hope you find her answers as interesting…

A round up of the news

I had a lot of news so I thought I’d just put it all in one blog post 🙂 The biggest news is that I’ll be publishing a new book soon! Saltire Rising, my recent MS, will be published either in late July or early August. I’m still in the final editing of it and…

Research – do it right

I’ve talked a little bit about book research before; in fact I think I even did a whole video on it as part of my vlog series… yes! Here it is: Anyway, I don’t know how much more I can reinforce this. If you’re going to research something, research it meticulously. Even when you think…

What’s doin…

It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged! I have good reasons, including being out of the country. So, what’s been happening recently? The Writing Project Vlogs have been going well and I’ve planned the next one to be recorded, hopefully in the next couple of days. You can see it either on my…

In Tribute To Tiffany Reisz

It’s been a while since I posted an ITT blog, part of my series of praising the living and not waiting until they’re dead to say how much I respect and admire them, but I’ve found myself three times this month waxing lyrical about the work of Tiffany Reisz to various people and it struck…

On reading and writing in colour

This is just going to be a short post, but something weird happened while I was reading a book the other day and I thought it worthy of comment because I think it might spark an interesting and thought-provoking discussion. When I’m reading I visualise the story in very general terms. I don’t picture faces…

Inverness Book Festival

It’s been a brilliant week at the book festival at Eden Court here in Inverness, sponsored by Sandstone Press. The fact that it clashed with the Edinburgh book festival was perhaps unfortunate for the authors, but great for us people going along because the audiences were small, meaning that we got to ask questions and…