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Author Q&A

Here’s a thing. The lovely folks at Blue Pencil Agency recently subjected me to an author Q&A which you can read here. In which I try to sound wise but end up over-sharing, as is my want. Full disclosure, I

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Pre-order The Only Gaijin in the Village

As I mentioned in a previous post, there are going to be a bunch of events in the UK in March, so if you’re planning on coming to see me, books will be on sale. However given the global nature

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Cover Reveal

Look at this beauty! This is the front cover of The Only Gaijin in the Village and I’m in love. The illustration was done by Jessica Zoni Upton and the design by Abigail Salvesen. I cannot wait to see it

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Events, part the first (Glasgow)

Greetings from a bitterly cold Japan. I’m hiding inside watching the j┼Źbitaki birds drinking from a recently defrosted water butt and wondering how I can be warm without destroying the environment. Beyond wearing more jumpers than is feasible in a

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Happy New Year

So we’re into 2020 and I’m gearing up for the launch of The Only Gaijin in the Village in March. Expect lots of events in the UK, Japan and, hopefully, some other places, as well as the usual social media

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Review: Kojiki: The Birth of Japan

Just a quick epistle on this cold winter morning. My review of Kazumi Wilds’ Kojiki: The Birth of Japan is in the Japan Times today and online here.

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These Demented Lands

It’s Halloween again and time for a shameless plug of my gothic horror novel, Silma Hill. Usually I’d link to a piece I wrote in 2015 for the Scottish Book Trust about Scotland’s relationship with the supernatural but they seem

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Events

March 9th, 1pm: Creative Conversations @ Uni of Glasgow Memorial Chapel

March 11th: Edinburgh TBC

March 12th, 6pm: Aye Write! Mitchell Library, Glasgow

March 25th: Bad Language, Gulliver’s, Manchester

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