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Caron McKinlay

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I felt motivated to write my first novel after my first short story was published in a Scottish Book Trust anthology; The Storytellers was published in May 2022. It examines the nature of love and explores themes of toxic relationships, grief, and self-esteem

I also have articles published in mainstream media including The Telegraph and Women and Home. Alongside my book blog I also write a monthly review column for a local community newspaper. I am a First Reader of submissions for the #Revpit international writing competition.

In my previous career as a secondary school teacher and headteacher I instituted several community marketing enterprises widely covered in the local press, including ‘Pay it Forward’, a high-street store run by school pupils, and ‘The Apprentice’, a version of the popular television programme with schoolchildren as participants and the local MP in the Alan Sugar role. Building on that early experience I have developed my skills in online marketing, including social media engagement and the creation of professional relationships.

My recent events include online and face-to-face talks with diverse groups, including writing groups. I also organized and hosted book launches for two leading debut authors. I am available for author talks and workshops.

(Photo credit: Chris Watt photoshelter.com)

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Midlothian; North Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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