Book reviews

I gave up many precious book-writing hours a week ago to submit my two published novels to various vetted book review sites. According to Author advice, this is what I should be doing. It was on my To Do list for a long time, and now it’s underway. But it’s left an unpleasant taste in my…

Indie Author To Do list

I started writing this at 5.30am, having spent the previous hour working through my ‘writer’s’ To Do list. It’s quite long – and writing another book isn’t even on it. One of the tasks is finishing a script for an Xpo North promo clip, which I’ve promised to do for a long time to thank them for the support they’ve…

Glasdrum country

I am having a fabulous visit home to Glasdrum country (Lochaber on the west coast of Scotland), the highlight of which is getting stocked in the new Highland Bookshop on Fort William High Street (http://www.highlandbookshop.com/). It’s so nice to see a new independent bookshop, and what a fabulous selection they have; I’m honoured to be…

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…

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…

Writing trepidation

I must, must, must get on with writing Book 3. I must. But first I’ll write a blog about how much I’m dreading it. Then I’ll probably post the blog on facebook and twitter and keep checking to see if anyone has read it. *SIGH* I’ve had fairly good reasons for my lack of progress –…