Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on here. I finally got keys to my new house last week and currently have no carpets and half painted walls (which feels a bit like the unfinished draft of my second book…)
I’m looking forward to taking a bit of a break from the domestic things in life to get out and about to meet with readers and aspiring writers very soon! Here is a rundown of some key events I’ll be taking part in over the next few weeks:
On the 24th March I’m really looking forward to leading a workshop with 4th year pupils from Clydeview Academy, which will be hosted by Gourock library.
A couple of days after this on Saturday 26th March Oak Tree Arts creative writing group in Paisley have invited me along to speak at their End of Term Party. This is going to be lots of fun as a local cafe are hosting the event and the owner will be making us brownies!
Oak Tree Arts meet every Saturday morning in Abbey Books in Paisley. This is a brilliant little independent bookshop, which stocks both second-hand and new books. Follow Me is currently on sale there. You can view their website here
I will be getting involved in a couple of school events in April also, one of which is the brilliant Yay!YA, at Cumbernauld Theatre on 21st April, where myself and a bunch of brilliant YA writers will be meeting with 200 school pupils from various high schoools across the West of Scotland. The brilliant Kirkland Ciccone is the mastermind behind this event and I’m so delighted that he asked me to be a part of it. You can read more about it on the Yay!YA website here
Next weekend I’m going to be attending the annual Scottish Association of Writers event. I really enjoy this event as it’s a great way to catch up with lots of writers and attend helpful workshops. My publisher, Strident, will also be attending this year’s conference. It feels good knowing that my book will be for sale in their bookshop this year! I’ve been attending the conference on and off since the age of 17 and have been inspired by so many of the authors here over the years.
Watch this space for some interviews I’ll be taking part in soon…