Watch me reading The Unicorn in the Castle and more videos online.
Magical Unicorn Meringues!
For a bit of Unicorn Day fun, here's a recipe for some magical unicorn meringues
Unicorn Day 2021
It's Unicorn Day! Celebrate! A day packed with activities and livestreams for wee ones everywhere.
My inspiration for The Unicorn in the Castle
Why I wanted to create a unicorn story grounded in Scottish history and folklore, and where the inspiration for the story came from.
Spring has sprung!
What at difference a bit of sunshine makes! Living in Scotland, sunshine is of course always welcome. Today is the first day this year that the weather has felt positively sunny, the day positively spring like and the air positively fresh and charged with good vibes! I've had a relatively productive morning today as well, … Continue reading Spring has sprung!
Lights, Camera, Reading!
Tune in to an exclusive storytelling of The Unicorn in the Castle as part of Stirling Castle's National Unicorn Day celebrations!
Lock Down Block
Hello world. I've just come back onto my site dashboard after an absence of a good few months, during which I have also essentially neglected my social accounts, not written anything creative and barely lifted a finger to promote my lovely books of which I am so fond. So heavily distracted have I been by … Continue reading Lock Down Block
Writing ideas for kids
And so all of this got me thinking of some writing prompts for kids in our current at-home situation. I hope someone, somewhere, finds them useful...
So, we're still in lockdown in Scotland and my bookshelves are calling me - though I've not made the time to read I thought I might.
Writing ideas and thoughts for Mental Health Awareness Week / Mental Health Awareness Month
It's more important than ever that now, we recognise in ourselves and in each other how our mental health is faring. This is, of course, a writer's blog - and what I'm here to do as I climb down from my small soap box is write about how writing could help with mental health issues.