News & Reviews

Early reviews

Elizabeth Wein. Award-winning author of Code Name Verity.

A wildly original Elizabethan fantasy, steeped in atmosphere and dark beauty. Deliciously creepy.

Keith Gray. Award-winning author of The Ostrich Boys.

This superb debut is a richly textured tale full of vivid history and fantastic imagination.

David Robinson. Literary Editor of The Scotsman 2000 – 2015.

For a novel of such breathtaking imagination, Black Snow Falling also has a deep sense of history and its characters are satisfyingly complex. It’s rare to find all three at once, let alone fused together so effectively, and in all my time as The Scotsman’s books editor (15 years and another 10 as deputy) I don’t think I ever have.  I recommend it highly.

Anna Claybourne. Award-winning author of I Love This Tree.

A powerful new mythology.

Kathy Evans. Award-winning author of More of Me.

A strange and enchanting tale.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be appearing at two events at EIBF 2018, just after the hardback launch of Black Snow Falling. The novel is also up for the EIBF FIRST BOOK AWARD – if you love it, please do vote!

11 August 18.30-19.30 FEISTY FANTASY with Alice Broadway and LJ MacWhirter

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15 August 17.30-18.15 EIBF Amnesty Imprisoned Writers Series with Suria Tei and LJ MacWhirter

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EIBF First Book Award – please vote!

As a debut novel, Black Snow Falling is a nominee for the EIBF First Book Award. If you love it, please do vote here!

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The Bookseller January 25 2018

Scotland Street Press launches YA list

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