I’ve got a new book heading your way later this year. Something different. Well, for me. For once, it’s not set in Scotland. I’ve spread my writing wings across the Atlantic to set a thriller in New York. It’s been described as Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos and it’s a fast-moving conspiracy thriller in the […]
It’s been 40 years since we were introduced to the world of the Empire, the Jedi and The Force.
Dipping into Scottish history and culture for new gift book
Well. That’s Bloody Scotland 2017 over, never to be seen again. Except in photographs. It was another record-breaker, with ticket sales 30% up on last year. The Festival just grows and grows! I was busy this year. I attended the reception in Stirling Castle (in the Royal Apartments, don’t you know?) before heading into the […]
I wasn’t being drawn back to the book I was writing. Which is not a good thing. The question was, why?
Okay. So that’s me updated my website. I’ve posted lots of stuff on FB, some on Twitter. I’ve done a wee job for a pal. I’ve been on You Tube researching an accent. I’ve even washed the dishes. Yup, it’s one of those days when I just can’t seem to bring myself to write. Unfortunately, […]
Sometimes the best ideas come in the middle of a sleepless night.
The man was talking to someone I couldn’t see. Or maybe he was talking to someone only he could see. All I knew was that when I reached him, there was no one at the top of the steps. He carried a plastic supermarket bag and he looked about my age. He was wearing a […]
Last night I attended a prizegiving at Lesmahagow High School. My job was to shake hands, congratulate each prizewinner and then pass them their certificate or trophy. I managed it without any serious difficulty. After all, the heavy–lifting had been done by the pupils themselves and the on–the–ball staff members who ensured that the correct […]
Sometimes looking back is not a good idea. Just ask Lot’s wife.