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Award-winning Friends and Reviews

Hi folks, I’ll be back soon with a proper update and some big news but in the meantime here are two nuggets of happiness to tide you over. First off, Kirstin Innes – an old friend and fellow stablemate at Freight

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Jim’s Books Review of Silma Hill

I’m medulla oblongata deep in edits on my third novel. It’s going surprisingly well although I’ve still to get to the really tough bit and I still don’t know what to do about the ending. Oh well, I’ll think of something.

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Undiscovered Scotland Review

Another review of Silma Hill has been published, this time at Undiscovered Scotland. They describe the story as ‘in many respects timeless’ while it ‘leaves the reader asking questions about the nature of society and the role of religion and

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Press & Journal Coverage

The Press & Journal, newspaper for Aberdeen and the North East, ran a Q&A and an extract from Silma Hill (a different section from The Scotsman). So far they haven’t been put online so I’ve scanned them and present them here. The

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The Launching of Silma Hill

Well, the Silma Hill Book Tour is over. I’m back in Japan dealing with the twin miseries of humidity and jet lag. Seriously, this is the worst I’ve ever had. Three nights in a row awake until 7am and I’m

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Silma Hill Extract in The Scotsman

The lovely people at The Scotsman have included an extract from Silma Hill in their paper. You can read it here. On Wednesday 8th July I’ll be reading and signing copies in The Wash Bar, Edinburgh from 18:30 while on Thursday

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Publication Day

So it’s finally here, the publication day for Silma Hill, and with delightful synchronicity the first review is also in. You can read it here on the Blue Book Balloon blog and if you like what you read, come along to

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