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Russel D McLean

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Russel D McLean is the author of several crime novels, and short stories across a number of genres. His debut The Good Son was shortlisted for best first novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. He also works as a freelance development editor with a variety of publishers, and has taught workshops on writing genre fiction for writer's groups and university courses. For two years, he wrote a crime fiction column for the Sunday Herald. In 2018/19, he was part of the Scottish Film Talent Network's Write4Film course.

Before writing full time, he worked for over a decade as a bookseller, with a particular focus on running events. He still enjoys chairing a wide variety of author events at festivals and events across the country.

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; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Horror; Mystery & thriller; Science fiction

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Audience size

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