Tag Archives: Gatecrash

Progress Across the Board

Think of this as my first quarterly check in of the year. I’m aware I never published a GDR (Goals, Dreams & Resolutions) list this year, but I can assure you there is one in existence. I designed my list … Continue reading

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Doing the Ironing

I’m really enjoying writing this new novel. How long has it been since I said anything remotely like that? The past couple of weeks have been particularly intense as bit by bit I’ve picked away at what this novel actually … Continue reading

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Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield I went to see Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut of some considerable fame, speaking at the Usher Hall last week. Talk about inspirational! His 90-minute presentation with videos, sound, imagery and even song, was as enlightening as it was gripping, … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Image: Slate.com Happy Groundhog Day! Although this is mainly an American and Canadian custom, I love the whole idea of it. Punxsutawney Phil comes out and if he sees his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter. As it … Continue reading

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A Scottish Summer Solstice

Image: The Herald Summer Solstice Today is the Summer Solstice. In astronomical terms it’s when the sun’s apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost extreme, and appears to come to a standstill before reversing in direction. In Scottish terms … Continue reading

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Phew! First Draft of New Crime Novel Written

Image: shirleyjacksonawards.org Haiku I think I mentioned it before, but if you missed it, clock over to the Trees for Life exhibition website and check out my Haiku. While there, why not also check out some of the fantastic paintings … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Launch

Image: Stock Gatecrash Last night I wrote two of the best chapters I have ever written. They were for my new novel, GATECRASH, and contain some of the best dialogue and action, pulling on the two characters involved, their location … Continue reading

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