Launched today, Inspiration Point is a “place for young people interested in the arts in the North-east of Scotland to find out more about the creative pathways available to them within their local area and beyond.” It looks like a great resource, the kind of thing I wish had been around when I was growing up inContinue reading “Inspiration Point”
I’ve been desperate to share this with y’all for ages but was bound to silence by higher powers. I’ll be appearing as part of the Word Festival / Aberdeen May Festival on Sunday May 29th at 2pm. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen and was lucky enough to be thereContinue reading “Word / Aberdeen May Festival 2016”
So here it is, the cover and blurb of my third novel, The Waves Burn Bright. Yet again Freight have done a stunning job with the cover (with zero input from me, so I’m allowed to gush about it). As some of you will know from posts elsewhere, the book concerns the Piper Alpha disaster thatContinue reading “The Waves Burn Bright – new for 2016”
It’s that time of year, folks. A new novel and a new book tour to promote it. I will be reading, signing books, answering questions and partaking of the odd tipple at the following venues: June 29th, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen from 18.30. July 8th, The Wash Bar, Edinburgh from 18.30 July 9th, Rio Cafe,Continue reading “Silma Hill Book Tour”
I know, I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Partly I’ve been recovering from (read: trying unsuccessfully to lose weight gained / liver damage sustained on) my book tour but I’ve also been cerebellum deep in research for what will hopefully become novel three (going by published books, not by drafted books – this will beContinue reading “Talk About The Passion”
Freight Books have made an exclusive extract from First Time Solo available online. It is the very beginning of the book and I hope you enjoy it. The book tour starts next week (May 22nd, 6.30pm) in Aberdeen Waterstones. See you there.
I’ve been pretty silent on here this year. Not because little has been happening but because so much has been going on, but much that has yet to achieve fruition. Copy edits, proposals, enough emails to destroy an entire rainforest of e-trees. But we’re getting there. The First Time Solo book tour has taken upContinue reading “On The Road”