I love connecting with readers, whether that’s online, coming along to book groups or speaking at festivals and events. I’m a member of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature author directory, which means you may be able to apply for funding for your event.

Keep an eye on this page for upcoming events, and do get in touch via my contact page or social media @florajowriter.

Some upcoming events

January: Debut Lab event at Edinburgh Central Library (details to follow)

23 January: Currie and District Local History Society
What You Call Free: historical fiction and two local 17th-century women

Some past events

5 November: Chairing event with James Robertson, award-winning author of News of the Dead, at the New College Festival of Books and Belief.

3 November: Reminiscence and storytelling session at The Sycamore Tree Cafe

28 October: Open History Society, Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh
What You Call Free: historical research, historical fiction and 1680s Scotland

8 October: Creative writing workshop: getting started

26 September: Queensferry Guild
What You Call Free: historical fiction and two 17th-century women

16 June: Borders Book Festival
Shaping Scotland’s stories: with Jean Findlay and Sue Lawrence

15 November 2021: Book Week Scotland panel, Beehive Inn, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Scottish historical fiction: What You Call Free and Raise Dragon

2 October 2021: Portobello Book Festival
Women in Historical Fiction with Janis Mackay

23 June 2021 Diary of a Debut online festival Unusual routes to publication

14 May 2021 Aye Write Festival introduces Scottish debuts (online)

21 March Online launch of What You Call Free in conversation with James Robertson