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Gordon Brown

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Contact: gordonbrownauthor@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I live in Scotland and I’m married with two children. I’ve been writing since my teens and have six crime and thriller books published to date – in the UK and the USA. The seventh, Highest Lives, the fourth in the Craig McIntyre series, will be published in October 2019. I also helped found Bloody Scotland – Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival.

I regularly present to audiences, large and small. I’m available to do readings and chairing with a wide range of such activity behind me – such as Bloody Scotland, Tidelines, Aye Write, Granite Noir, Newcastle Noir, Xabia Negra, Left Coast Crime and various book groups and libraries.

I have also been involved in creating stand-alone events. For example, since 2016, I have been working with three authors - Douglas Skelton, Mark Leggat and Neil Broadfoot - on a show called Four Blokes in Search of a Plot where we construct a story live with the audience.

I am also a creativity trainer – having operated under the Brain Juice brand for over 15 years. This is a course designed to aid individuals to improve their creative thought and action. 

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

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Adventure; Crime fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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