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Doug Johnstone

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Contact: doug.johnstone1@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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My novels are contemporary thrillers set in modern Scotland. They deal with ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances. They are fast paced and no-nonsense but with a strong emotional undercurrent. I've been doing book events of all kinds since my first novel in 2006. These have included regular panels and discussions, readings, as well as creative writing workshops for festivals, schools, libraries, prisons and more. I'm also a journalist and musician, and regularly play music at events to tie in with the books. (Photo credit: Chris Scott)

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Poverty; Religion & Beliefs; Science fiction; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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