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Alison Belsham

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Contact: alisonbelsham@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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After attending St Andrews University, where I studied economics, I went on to have a 30 year career as a freelance copywriter, before finding success writing fiction. In 2016, I won Bloody Scotland's Pitch Perfect competition. This secured me an agent and a three-book publishing deal with Orion for my police procedural series set in the world of tattoos and tattooing.

I now live in Edinburgh and divide my time between copywriting and fiction writing. My first novel, The Tattoo Thief, was published in 2018, with the next two parts of this trilogy due in 2019 and 2020, featuring the same principal characters. I'm also working on a non-fiction title about tattoos. I'm currently available for:

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+