‘Proud Guns to the Sea’, Analog, January 1973, was based on the ballad Henry Martin, quoting it in the title, and included a planet called Hallway, lifted from the 8th century Irish Donal Óg
“This summer my new novel Across The Silent Sea is released by Sparsile Books. It is an exploration of personal recovery, forgiveness and family. The central character is Esther and just thinking of her makes me smile.” Gabrielle Barnby
The Scottish Book Trust is looking for a series of stories which they will publish in a free book to be distributed during Book Week Scotland
“I can’t wait to visit all these schools and to help to get the children excited about reading, drawing, creativity and emotional awareness.“ Tom Percival
The story should be concerned with some aspect of life in north-east Scotland and may be written in Scots, including Doric, or English or a mixture of the two.
Linda Lunan Foundation is searching for people to write for their project publications.
The theme for 2022 is ‘an unusual party’ and entries will be judged by successful Aberdeen children’s author Alex McCall.
“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. – Terry Pratchett from A Hat Full of Sky”
The Witch Experience runs from January through to March 2022, during which time participants will take part in several creative activities where they gradually get to develop a historical character.
A new film has been released based on a book by Aberdeen University lecturer Alan Warner.