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I have been earning a living as a children’s book writer for 20 years, initially as an employee at Usborne Publishing in London, but since 1996 as a freelance writer based in Edinburgh.  I write...

Coo Clayton grew up in St Andrews, Fife. She studied Education at Edinburgh University and currently works as a primary teacher. Coo lives with her husband and 3 young children who all help inspire...

I don’t consider myself a Scottish writer, or an English writer, but a European writer. European in the sense that my major influences are French and above all Spanish – Lorca, Calderón, Tirso de...

My first career as an award-winning journalist with Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, Herald and Sunday Herald (among others) was followed by stints as writer-in-residence in Renfrewshire and...

Although I now consider myself a writer, mainly for children, originally I studied biology at university and went on to become an animal behaviour consultant with my own practice working from...

My first experiences of storytelling were longwinded jokes and stories, accompanied by singing, at family parties at my granny’s house in Edinburgh.I soon learned to do a party piece and have been...

I was born in Kirkcaldy in 1960, and studied French and German at Aberdeen University, and Theatre Studies at University College Cardiff. After working in theatre and gallery administration, I spent...

I am a journalist – and I am a writer. I’ve written six novels on subjects ranging from the atomic bombs of World War II to the greatest and most enduring murder mystery of the 20th Century: the...

We are all deeply saddened to hear of Beatrice Colin's passing in February 2019. Beatrice was a gifted writer, musician and creative writing tutor, who will be greatly missed by Scotland's writing...

On graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Ross won the MacMillan Prize for his first picture book. Since then he's illustrated over 100 books for children and written about a dozen or so. Children in...

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