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Jackie Baldwin

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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I am the author of three crime novels set in Dumfries and Galloway. For twenty years I worked as a solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. I later retrained as a hypnotherapist. Married, with two grown up children, I have recently moved from Dumfries to East Lothian.

I have taken part in crime writing panels at Newcastle Noir, North Tyneside Libraries and at Blackwell's in Edinburgh. Under the banner of 'Deadly Intent' I have made my way around most of the libraries in south-west Scotland giving talks and reading from my work. I have delivered talks on how to write a crime novel at A'the Airts Arts Centre in Sanquhar and at The Craft Hotel in Wigtown. A particular pleasure was delivering a workshop to an Advanced Higher English class giving them techniques and exercises to develop and get inside the skin of their characters.

I really enjoy meeting readers and writers alike. I am all about building people up and supporting them on their writing journey to the best of my ability. I believe that writing can be therapeutic and a catalyst for change.

(Photo credit: Kim Ayres)

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; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100