Belladrum Book Talk

The other day an amazing thing happened. I gave a talk about my books at Belladrum Music Festival – and several strangers came up afterwards to buy them! It made me feel incredibly happy. Tearful, even. I think it’s because of something all writers (and other artists I’m sure) face on a regular basis: rejection. To experience…

Book 3 progress

I’m having a weekend of nothing but writing the sequel to Glasdrum, and after the first seven hours I have mixed feeling about how it’s going. One the one hand, after several weeks of painful early morning plotting, I have at last got the whole story for Book 3 mapped out – and this is…

Amazon and facebook ads for Indie Authors

This post is about my experience of using Amazon and facebook advertising for my two self-published novels. Disclaimer: this is not a guide to them in any way – I’m fumbling in the dark here, guessing as I go. It’s just a summary of my own experiences of using them. I’ve been using facebook adverts…

Highland thriller free on ebook 15-19 June only!

Glasdrum: one town, five women, dark events… Do you want to try a new Highland author for FREE (15-19 June 2017 only)? I’m running a free promotion for my thriller set in a fictional west-coast Highland town. It has received 31 top reviews since it was published in April 2017 and I’m hoping to expand its…

18. Memories of Tunisia – Ramadan

This is a continuation of a series of posts which starts here.  Today, 27 May 2017, is the start of Ramadan, and reading tweets about it made me reflect on my experiences of Ramadan in Muslim country. I remember the excitement in the air, the sense that it was a special month. It reminded me of…