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Babs Stevenson

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Orkney Islands
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a retired veterinary surgeon living in Orkney, but with family in Perthshire. I write short stories in a mixture of genres, comedy sketches and a little poetry (in English and Lowland Scots). I have had a historical novel published. Set in 1912, it revolved around a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh. I have had an anthology of humorous fantasy short stories published and 2021 will see the release of a full length fantasy novel. I have also had a few non-fiction articles published.

I have self-published Stone Age whodunits set in Orkney and have set up a small press to work as a co-operative venture with local writers. I have experience of giving talks and illustrated presentations to adults, readings (including online), workshops to small groups, including writing groups and panel events, as well as performing sketches in open mic events.

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Friendship; Historical fiction; Island communities; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100