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I have a few close friends who are teachers, which means that occasionally I receive some reliable, usually humorous and always honest reviews of my stories from them when my stories have been used for carpet-time reading. This week, my lovely friend 'Mrs K' sent me the following her Friday afternoon story time. This is … Continue reading A magical review for The Unicorn in the Castle
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The biggest news in Scottish books this week is the release of everyone's favourite yogi Finlay Wilson's Kilted Yoga which was published on Thursday. I'm a big fan of Finlay on Instagram (and his dog!) and so in tribute to a fellow Scot's new book, here's a little parody poem about when my Kilted Coo … Continue reading Drew the Kilted Coo Tries Kilted Yoga
This might look like an ordinary copy of Ruan the Little Red Squirrel, but it is in fact a very special copy. It was sent to me by a lovely Mum who had a wonderful story to tell and she has happily let me share it with you. Mum sent me a message a week … Continue reading A very special Ruan
Its been publication week this week, and what a start Drew and I got off to. Thanks to a well received (for me at least) Facebook competition my post reach far exceed anything I've ever had before - at last look my page had reached more than nine thousand people in the last week. For … Continue reading The Kilted Coo is oot the noo
I am enjoying a very small amount of very localised fame this week having been featured in my home town's community magazine as their 'Folk fae Lithgae'! I shall eagerly await being stopped in the street to be asked for an autograph... If any avid Black Bitch magazine readers have ended up on my blog … Continue reading Being a minor celebrity…
Rowena has shared some of her wonderful artwork from The Kilted Coo so here's a preview of how the book will look! You can view it on Rowena's website here. Please let me know what you think with this handy little poll... The Kilted Coo will be published by Forth Books on 7th of August. It's now … Continue reading The Kilted Coo – Artwork Preview
A few weeks ago I posted about my forthcoming new children's book, The Kilted Coo, and I am now thrilled to say that the the story and illustrations have been finalised and the button has been pushed on printing! The Kilted Coo will be published on the 7th of August... *moohoo* It is by the … Continue reading Book Number Two – The Kilted Coo
A few days ago I shared my recent trip to Bellsquarry Primary school... (here) and I have received this lovely message from the children in Primary 3/2 and their class teacher, Mrs C: We loved reading your recent post this afternoon Rachel! I must share with you just how much we enjoyed our topic work based on … Continue reading A School Report for Ruan