Held a Meet the Authors morning at the local library with my friend Val Hughes, who writes childrens’ stories, paints and writes poetry, a busy lady who always has time for others. It wasn’t as […]
Why not a historical short story?
I’ve been editing a novel I wrote some time ago about a Highland drover sorting out the point of view for each scene and chapter. I’d thought it wasn’t to important compared with the story […]
I’ve been belabouring Bonnie Prince Charlie and it’s taking me away from my objective of sea stories, so I need to stop. Just one last comment. Someone asked me if I could do a John […]
It’s all very well going on about the Stuarts, but I’m also rewriting the story of the Highland drover and his rescue of his sweetheart from the clutches of her neighbour. That tale preceded Bubbles […]
In researching the Stuarts it was interesting to find that the area in which the 1820 novel Bubbles in the Cauldron was set saw an earlier uprising in 1679 when the Presbyterian Covenanters defeated the […]
I’ve been talking about the Stuarts but I’m actually rewriting a book called Drover, which will have a new title and is the first in the Drover series. The follow on is Bubbles in the […]
While I continue to research the ships of the ’45 and the theme of seafaring I am on the verge of publishing Bubbles in the Cauldron, the historical novel based on the last armed insurrection […]
Story lines from the Jacobites.
Why I won’t write Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Glasgow wife, Clementina Walkinshaw’s story