MEMORIES OF THE NIGHT SKY  - released July 2021

 

The background in the cover of the book is the ruins situated on the Templar site in the part of the story set in Balantrodoch (now known as Temple) and is one of the locations of the story. 

Other locations include Aberfoyle, Callander, Edinburgh and Orkney. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alloa Tower 2.jpg

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.

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

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

https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/there-is-a-place/.

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