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Linda Gillard

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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Linda Gillard lives in North Lanarkshire and has been an actress, journalist and teacher. She's the author of eight novels, including Star Gazing (Piatkus), shortlisted in 2009 for Romantic Novel of the Year and the Robin Jenkins Literary Award, for writing that promotes the Scottish landscape. Linda recently signed a contract for a three-book deal with Amazon's Lake Union Publishing.

Linda is available for readings, talks and writing workshops suitable for all levels of experience. Linda is particularly interested in mental health issues and has frequently spoken on the topics of her own mental health history, writing for recovery and wellbeing.

Local authorities will visit

Clackmannanshire; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

People experiencing mental health problems

Topics of work

Ageing; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Science; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts; World War 1

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Audience size

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