News & Events

News & Events 2022

BIG NEWS!

I have a new book coming out in February next year!

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Haarville is a darkly comic mystery adventure for middle grade readers (9-12) and will be published by Kelpies (Floris Books) on 23rd February 2023 in the UK, and on June 6th in the USA. I can’t wait for you to be able to read it!

With in-person events finally returning, I’m happy to be appearing at book festivals again!

So far this year I’ve appeared at…

April

30th: Wee Write Family Day, Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

June

18th: Borders Book Festival, Melrose. The Great Borders Book Festival Scribble & Scrawl Challenge.

July

28th: Scribble & Scrawl Crawl at Callendar House, Falkirk, with illustrator Jill Calder.

News & Events 2021

I’m a winner!

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Look! My debut children’s book, Help! I Smell a Monster is one of the Lancashire School Library Service Fantastic Book Awards winners for 2021. This award is voted for by school children, which makes it all the more special.

NEWS & EVENTS in 2020

January

28th: Whoa! I Spy a Werewolf book launch. Waterstones, Edinburgh West End. 6pm

30th: Reading and Meet-the-Author. Waterstones, Edinburgh Ocean Terminal. 12pm

February

8th: Fife-in-a-Day Book Tour. Waterstones, Dunfermline 11.30am; Waterstones Kirkcaldy 1.30pm; Waterstones St Andrews 4pm.

13th: Reading and Meet-the-Author. Waterstones, Glasgow Silverburn 4pm.

15th: Reading and Meet-the-Author. Waterstones, Glasgow The Fort 1pm

22nd: Granite Noir Book Festival, Aberdeen.

March

4th: Wee Write Book Festival, Glasgow.

5th: World Book Day, events around Fife with Fife Cultural Trust

6th: Smallprint Festival, Stirling & Dunblane Libraries.

NEWS FROM EVENTS in 2019

Help! I Smell a Monster was published on May 30th and I launched it the same day at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh:

I’ve also begun going into schools to talk to the children about writing and generally being silly. Here’s a fab photo of me in action:

I took Help! I Smell a Monster to some fabulous book festivals this summer!

In June my monsters visited the fabulous Borders Book Festival in Melrose. This was my first ever book festival appearance and I had a great time.

In August I appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of their Schools Programme; I also joined with illustrator Jill Calder to take a group of budding writers and illustrators on the EIBF’s first ever Scribble & Scrawl Crawl; and I had the pleasure of chairing a couple of events during the festival.

I also joined Fife Libraries for a day of events around Fife, including events at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline & Lochgelly Centre.

In September I headed back down to the Borders for the Borders Book Festival School’s Gala Day in Galashiels; then I appeared at Waterstones Dunfermline as part of the 2019 Outwith Festival.

I was part of the brilliant Portobello Book Festival in Edinburgh in October, with a school visit to Brunstane Primary and took part in the Craigmillar Book Festival in November with an appearance at Castle View Primary School in Edinburgh.