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EVENTS in 2020


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

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


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.


4th: Wee Write Book Festival, Glasgow.

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

6th: Smallprint Festival, Stirling & Dunblane Libraries.


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.