I grew up in Lockerbie, a small town in the south of Scotland. Although I loved reading and telling stories, I never thought of being a writer. Most of the books in our bookcases were by people like Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens – people who were dead. Being an author didn’t seem like a healthy occupation.
So, when I went to the University of Edinburgh, I studied biology and genetics.
It was only after I came to live in Oregon that I took up writing. At first I wrote about insects and plants (write about what you know), but then I discovered – or re-discovered – that you can just “make it up” and I started writing fiction, mostly drawing on my Scottish background. I’ve now gone the full circle and am back to writing nonfiction.
I sometimes hear from people who read my out-of-print time-slip and historical novels as children and would like to share them with their children. So I’m bringing them out as e-Books. For me, re-visiting these early books is a bit like going through a time-slip myself. They belong to the pre-computer age, so I’m having to retype them into a digital format. I’ve launched In the Keep of Time, In the Circle of Time, Searching for Shona, and To Nowhere and Back. Chaco Canyon and Bugged out Insects are also available as eBooks. Stay tuned for new titles as I complete them!
UPDATE: To Nowhere and Back has just been released as an eBook!
My eBooks are available for the Amazon Kindle and the Barns & the Noble Nook In addition they can be purchased through the Apple Store for iPad, the Sony Reader Store, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, and eBookPie.
April 15, 2014