Book Signing in Scotland - May 2017

VisitScotland, Scotland's National Tourist Board, invited me to have a book signing  at their Trossachs Discovery Centre in Main Street, Aberfoyle.  I had a lovely, productive day. My thanks to Colette Richardson and the staff at the centre for their kindness and assistance.

Inchmahome - May 2017

THERE IS A PLACE is set mostly on the beautiful island of Inchmahome on the Lake of Menteith. I took these photos from the shore.








Upcoming Novel - Memories of the Night Sky


I am working on my new Scottish historical novel which I hope to publish in early 2018.






I am part of this sacred land. I do not think I could bear to leave it for I feel a belonging that surpasses my understanding. I find peace and contentment in honouring the seasons, the gods and the ancestors. It is the only path I know.

I write historical novels which, I am told, are read by many people. I was once asked where I get my ideas. I answered that I love Scotland’s ancient history and writing of the people who made it. No-one would believe the truth. My stories come to me in dreams so real that when I wake I can still feel their intense pain, love and emptiness.

I was happy sharing a solitary life with my beautiful Bera.  But then I met the child. She made me face my demons and showed me who I am and where I came from.




There is a Place - Review by the Historical Novel Society

3 August 2016



There is a Place - Alloa Tower

Because many of the scenes in THERE IS A PLACE are set at Alloa Tower, which was built in 1368 by the Erskine family, I contacted the National Trust for Scotland who take care of the Tower, to ask if they would be willing to stock my book there. I was over the moon when they agreed and THERE IS A PLACE is now available at Alloa Tower.

26 July 2016


Hawk Chronicles


I am working on a series of stories based on Hawk, one of the characters featured in Distant Whispers.


Expected publish date - 2017







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