An unwelcome visitor appears in Green Glen in the shape of a charming trickster called Elswick Toope. He claims that he can rid the glen of the restless spirits that run wild and free, keeping everyone awake all night, every night. Toope is, however, the kind of person who is friends with everybody but loves… Continue reading Erin Greengloves and the Spirits of the Glen
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Poets the world over, whether they are accomplished or aspiring, have been sleeping uneasily in their beds following the news that they will soon be made redundant. It was The Guardian that first broke the story on the 21st March 2021 when it presented some newly minted lines from the literary sensation known only as… Continue reading Poetry? We Have A Machine That Can Do That!
Why do we write? The answer is simple enough, isn’t it? We write in order to be read. We who write all have something to say, and we all want to make our mark in the world. We’d all like to be read by millions but, perhaps, we don’t necessarily write the things that millions… Continue reading Better Read Than Dead
Every working day for several years I would drive northwards into the great county of Angus where I visited clients in the towns and villages of Strathmore. On the way, I’d pass familiar landmarks, intimidating speed traps, and interesting signposts that pointed down country roads towards to intriguingly named hamlets and farmtouns. I often imagined… Continue reading Oathlaw – A Tale of Murder in Strathmore and Malice in Old Dundee