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And so I begin

imageHaving had a frustrating summer…car problems in France then Mum’s illness and ultimate passing I’ve done little in the way of writing. I did write a ghost story whilst in France(photo) and re-jigged a couple of poems but feelings of guilt are surfacing and I have to address this. Having written this post I feel I will focus on writing and I’ve recently had really positive feedback from readers of Tartan Witch and The Pirates so….

Tartan Witch has started her travels throughout Scotland

She’s off. Since her publication at the start of September Tartan Witch has started her travels around Scotland. The Clyde coast has been the preferred point of commencement. So far she’s been to Dunoon and Rothesay. As a book launch was impossible due to Coronavirus, Tartan Witch and the Highland Escapade had a virtual launch last Sunday. That was a whole new experience for me but the event was ally presented by Lynsey Adams. With many of her usual outlets remaining closed due to the virus Tartan Witch hopes she’ll be searched for ‘online’ and , in this way, she’ll reach further afield. It has to be said she’s already reached NYC and Dorset but there’s a whole lot of Scotland to be covered!

New Book Release

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Here is the third book in the ‘Witch’ series…Tartan Witch and the Highland Escapade. This story is also told in Scots and English. The witches travel to Tartan Witch’s croft in the Scottish Highlands for a holiday they’ll not forget.
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I hope, in these strange Coronavirus times, that I shall soon be able to read my stories to little audiences!

Tartan Witch and the Highland Escapade

Well, here we are into July with three and a half months of isolation behind us, or me anyway. At the beginning of the lockdown, in March, things were going well with my latest book, Tartan Witch and the Highland Escapade. All the illustrations were complete or so I thought but after a wee tweak or two all I was waiting on was an endorsement from the Scottish Language Centre. Once that was received the book was ready to go to print and that has happened. I can’t believe the number of wee corrections that were edited. You can read the same thing over and over again and still not see mistakes.
Now I am sitting waiting for the books to arrive, exciting times!
I’m not sure how I’ll go about publicising this time as I’ll be a little restricted.
I have discovered how good it is to develop characters from book to book and although I didn’t intend to write a series, that has happened.
The witches were such good characters initially and children identified with different ones. I had unwittingly created these different characters and they are all different. Then along came Tartan Witch and she was so popular there just had to be another book.
Tartan Witch invites the witches to visit her at her Highland croft. What could possibly go wrong?
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