One of the real joys of this whole publication adventure is getting to talk about What You Call Free, historical fiction and women’s stories. This photo was taken at the brilliant Portobello Book Festival in October, when Janis Mackay and I had a really interesting conversation about women in historical fiction with some great questions from a real in person, sold out audience.
There are a couple of other events coming up which I’m really looking forward to. On 20 October Ringwood Publishing are launching their latest historical novel: Raise Dragon by L.A. Kristiansen, the first book in a new series set during the Wars of Independence. The event will take place at 7pm on Zoom and I’m looking forward to joining a panel discussion about Scottish historical fiction with the author Lynda and with Rob McInroy, author of Cuddie’s Strip. You can find out more about the event here.
And then during Book Week Scotland on 15 November there will be another chance to catch Lynda and myself chatting about Scottish historical fiction – in person in Edinburgh this time! It should be a good evening of books, drinks and chat – what more could you want? I’ll post more details soon.
Thank you to James Robertson, Ringwood Publishing and everyone who came along for a wonderful evening on Wednesday 17 March. I really enjoyed chatting about bringing women’s stories into the light, exploring 17th-century Scotland, and walking the path between fact and fiction.
You can catch up on the launch event here and order What You Call Free direct from Ringwood Publishing here or as an ebook here. It will soon also be available from other outlets.