Vee Walker’s début novel, Major Tom’s War, was a prizewinner at the SAHR Military Fiction Awards 2019. It is based on her grandfather Tom’s detailed WWI ‘war diary’ album and presentations can include images of period photographs, letters and documents 1914 - 18. Tom’s storyline sheds light on the Indian Cavalry and as her grandma Evie was a suffragette and then a VAD nurse, the Home Front too. The book also covers the occupation of Northern France and martial law.
Vee’s most recent published work, #FindAleckie, is a new commission by the National Trust for Scotland. This interactive fictional story is set in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Aleckie has gone missing after the battle. Can a Highland family with conflicting loyalties overcome its differences in order to #FindAleckie? Designed to be read aloud or role-played as groups or families explore, #FindAleckie is a fresh and different way of communicating the drastic impact of a terrible battle on local people.
Vee’s writing career began in 2011 with the non-fiction 1810 Cookbook, an annotated reprint of a hand-written family cookbook which includes a recipe to cure cholera which combines brandy and turpentine - with laudanum!