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Writing Process Blog Chain

Okay, I’ve been asked by Caro Ramsay, the lovely looking crime writer with the long blonde hair, and whose books are always being nominated for some prize or another – or so it seems like to me – to write a short bit for this writing process blog chain that’s going around at the moment. more »


Busy little week

Happy to say that the launch of LIFE FOR A LIFE went well in Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and the following night in St. Andrews. Now about to head up to Dundee on Monday (with Craig Robertson), Edinburgh on Tuesday, Dumfries on Wednesday, to be rounded off with a coffee – or hopefully something stronger more »


Can we really go it alone?

With all the talk about the imminent Scots’ referendum on independence, many of us are giving serious thought to the question, Can we really go it alone? How could we afford it? Where would our revenue come from? Whisky and wool seem to be our two most famous exports, but is that enough to keep more »


Life for a Life

Thought I should start blogging, as I have just completed all revisions to my fourth novel in the DCI Gilchrist series set in St. Andrews, Scotland – entitled, as the subject heading of this blog would suggest – Life for a Life – and will deliver it to my publisher, Constable Crime, tomorrow morning.  Publication is set more »