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I write historical crime fiction set in Scotland. The Hew Cullan Stories are set in 16th century St Andrews in the reign of James VI, and follow the adventures of the young hero Hew, an academic lawyer at St Andrews University, his physician friend Giles Locke, and his sister Meg. An outline for the first book, Hue & Cry, a complex tale of passion and duplicity, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association debut dagger. My latest novel is set in Georgian Edinburgh.
I have participated in meet the author events, panels and discussions, readers' groups and writing workshops. I am particularly interested in historical fiction, crime writing, historical crime, Scottish locations and settings, early Scottish language, dialogue and dialect. I particularly enjoy question/answer sessions and audience interaction. I am a professional proofreader, copy editor and publisher's reader, also and would be interested in taking part in writing workshops at all levels, from young adults upwards. (Photo credit: Peter Adamson)