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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.
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!
The Story of the Scottish Unicorn
The unicorn really is an unusual mythical beast. Built like a horse, it is a large and strong animal but it is also gentle, fairy-like and (nowadays) most often rainbow coloured. It’s fairly well known, up here anyway, that the unicorn is Scotland’s national animal – we won’t thank you for a bull or an … Continue reading The Story of the Scottish Unicorn
A magical review for The Unicorn in the Castle
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
I love this time of year because it's around about the Scottish Book Trust's Book Week Scotland that I'm usually able to visit some primary schools and meet their fab kids - definitely one of the best things about writing children's books! I have two visits lined up for November this year - the fabulous … Continue reading School Visits
How to write a children’s book
Ever wondered how to write a children’s book? Find out what goes into it...
Hello website visitors and blog readers! It's been a while, but I'm back online and I have some very exciting news to share... My third book has just been sent off to print! Yep, third. That must make me an almost-proper author now, right? I'll be posting updates about my new book over the next … Continue reading Book news