Category Archives: Literature

Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing and Me

A couple of years ago I met with Scottish publisher, author and agent, Allan Guthrie. We met up in a pub in Portobello and spoke at length about the publishing process, writing, and all that kind of stuff. I was … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to William McIlvanney

What can you say about William McIlvanney that hasn’t already been said? Legendary, iconic, inspirational, suave, debonair, groundbreaking, trailblazing, innovative – a genius, he is the voice of Glasgow, nae Scotland! He is, of course, all of these things and … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

An old friend has been staying with me these past couple of weeks, after nine years in the wilderness. The last time I saw him he was an unsure 16-year old, a bit lost, with a lot of confusion and … Continue reading

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Gutting Fish

As you can probably tell, I’ve got a few things on the go. Which is good. One month ago I released BACCARA BURNING and it’s selling well. I’m very pleased considering it’s a sequel to an existing book I wrote … Continue reading

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‘Living Leith’ Delayed

I spent last Saturday with my wife in both a professional capacity as well as a social one. I’ll cover the professional part first. I’m still on the hunt for a suitable front cover for my forthcoming poetry chapbook, LIVING … Continue reading

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Iain Banks: Scotland Won’t Be The Same

Yesterday was a tough day among the readers and writers of Scotland and far beyond, as Iain Banks went public that he is in the final stages of gall bladder cancer and has been given only months to live. It … Continue reading

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