A Little Update

29th Jan 2018 – Just to let you know we are working away in the background and I will be able to share news on the publication of the second book in The Fairy In The Kettle series in the coming weeks. 

I am also working on something quite different, early stages at the moment, but as always I will share with you when I can!

RDM Primary, Scone

29th Nov 2017 – The topic this term for the P3 pupils of RDM was Enterprise. As it coincided with Book Week Scotland I was invited in to talk about life as an author and the business side of writing. The pupils were full of brilliant questions and great ideas.

Royal School of Dunkeld

28th Nov 2017 – As part of Book Week Scotland I spent the day with the pupils from the Royal School of Dunkeld. Great fun reading my story and chatting to nursery up to P2 before moving on to discuss writing structure, working with illustrators and publishers and the process of getting the book onto shelves with P3 to P7.



Walkin’ Cafe, Spittalfield

25th Nov 2017 – We had a lovely warm welcome today with lots of home baking and a log burner keeping us warm.  After reading my book, there was the ever popular fairy colouring sheets and wing decorating followed by juice and fairy cakes provided free of charge to every fairy fan by Karen, the Cafe’s owner.  A lovely way to spend the afternoon!

Tollcross Primary School, Edinburgh

4th Oct 2017 – This mornings visit took me to Tollcross Primary School where I read The Fairy In The Kettle to the P1, P1/2 and P2 classes.Thank you all for your warm welcome and for asking all your brilliant questions.

After I left the pupils of P1 set to work making their own Fairies and kettles and what a brilliant job they did too. I love how you can see the inside and outside of the kettles and such beautiful Fairies ….amazing! 



25th Sep 2017 – I have pencilled in some quiet time over the next few months to work on the production of the second book and finish writing the third in The Fairy In The Kettle series. I have a few school visits planned over the next few weeks and am very much looking forward to Bookweek Scotland at the end of November, more details on all of these to follow.

I am also looking forward to sharing some of the illustrations and front cover for the second book in this series, The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish with you in the coming weeks.

Comrie Fortnight Festival

1st Aug 2017 – We took over Comrie Library this morning and enjoyed Fairy colouring and wing decorating after reading The Fairy In The Kettle. Thank you to everyone who came to join in the fun and to Comrie Library for asking me to be part of the festival.

Waterstones, Inverness

5th July 2017 – Absolutely fantastic event in Inverness! An amazing turnout and can’t thank the staff enough for all their on the spot organising! Many thanks to all those who came along on the day, hope they all enjoyed it as much as I did.


Aviemore Primary School

30th May 2017 – I spent the morning with P1 to P3 pupils and staff and after reading my story it was a pleasure to answer the many varied and brilliant questions. Thank you all for such a warm welcome and thank you too to Kelly from Waterstones in Aviemore for all her planning, it was very much appreciated.


Benmore Botanic Garden Open Day

28th May 2017I read my book throughout the afternoon in the enchanting Puck’s Hut at Benmore Botanical Garden.  After hearing my story the children had great fun fairy colouring and making their very own set of fairy wings.  An absolutely brilliant afternoon in stunning surroundings.

Waterstones Aberdeen

20th May 2017 – A huge thank you to the staff in Aberdeen for a brilliant event and to everyone who came along. We had a lot of fun with the activities including the very popular make your own Fairy wings which could be seen around the store!

Waterstones Dunfermline

6th May 2017 – Some Fairy magic was sprinkled in the Dunfermline store on Saturday! Story time was followed by Fairy colouring, Fairy decorating, Fairy Treasure Hunt and we even had some Fairy cakes! It was lovely to see so many Fairy wings and Fairy dresses too.


Wigtown Spring Book Weekend

29th Apr 2017 – Wigtown Spring Book Weekend!
Had a great time in Curly Tale Books during the Wigtown Spring Book Weekend reading The Fairy In The Kettle and showing off some of the early illustrations from book two!











Errol Primary School

26th Apr 2017 – Massive thank you to the staff and pupils of Errol Primary School. It was great to visit the Nursery, P1, P2 and P3 classes who got to use their lovely new library space for the first time today! Lots of brilliant questions asked and definitely some aspiring young writers in the audience.

Easter Library Visits

4th to 8th of Apr – Easter Library Visits

Had a very busy week visiting Strathearn Library in Crieff, Scone Library, Loch Leven & Kinross Library and AK Bell Library in Perth. There were some lovely Fairy costumes on show and after reading my story the children enjoyed Fairy hunts, colouring and activities.

Oxgangs Library, Edinburgh

21st Mar 2017 – Oxgangs Library, Edinburgh

Oxgangs Library and the P2 pupils, who braved the cold wind and snow, from Oxgangs Primary School were great hosts today. It is amazing how children as young as P2 can ask you such brilliant questions about writing a book and how that book appears in the shops.


Waterstones, Princes St Edinburgh

18th Mar 2017 – Waterstones West End, Princes St, Edinburgh

Our Fairy Activity day was very busy and a great success with book readings, wand making, Fairy bingo where we had two lucky winners and lots of Fairy colouring which was enjoyed by some of the adults as much as the children!

Many thanks to the brilliant staff who went all out for an amazing Fairy day and thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun. A lovely picture of a finished wand below.

Glendelvine Primary Visit

8th Mar 2017 – It has been a long time since I was last in Glendelvine Primary School but it was really nice to return today and read my book.  We had two great sessions,  P1-3 asked lots brilliant questions and we had a chat about writing a book and getting an illustrator.  P4-7 asked lots of fantastic questions about how to decide on an opener and structure their stories.  We had a great chat about getting a book out and onto the shelves.  I am looking forward to visiting them in a few weeks to read their finished stories.

Fairview School Visit

6th Mar 2017 – I was really lucky and had the chance to read my book to some of the pupils at Fairview School in Perth today.  It was lovely to see you all and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did….I even got to bring a wee momento home with me…..

Waterstones in Perth

4th Mar 2017 – Waterstone’s Perth event.  I had a great morning reading to children in Waterstones in Perth today followed by some fairy colouring.  Thank you so much to the staff for being to welcoming and enthusiastic and to everyone for braving our very Scottish weather this morning!


World Book Day!

2nd Mar 2017 –  WORLD BOOK DAY.  I was lucky enough to spend today with the pupils of Burrelton Primary School in the morning and Craigie Primary School in the afternoon.  It was great to see so many pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite characters from their favourite books.  Thank you for letting me spend World Book Day with you all.

A little fan who dressed up as her favourite character, Leona Rose, for World Book Day at nursery. Absolutely gorgeous, I love your outfit and thank you so much for sending me the picture and letting me use it here!


Auchtergaven Visit Part 1

2nd Feb 2017 – Another great school visit yesterday, this time I was at Auchtergaven Primary School in Bankfoot.  Great questions, we covered everything from writing a story to it arriving on a shelf.  Thank you all for a lovely morning.

Stanley Primary School Visit

26th Jan 2017 – I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon at Stanley Primary School reading my book to the pupils and answering their many varied and brilliant questions. 

Here’s some great feedback from the school:

“The kids and staff really enjoyed your visit! We had a parent council meeting tonight and a P7 boy spoke about how much he had enjoyed your visit! He had thought it would be babyish as the book is about fairies! He had learned loads! Thank you for taking the time to visit us today.”


Book Week Scotland

25th Nov 2016 – I have had a very busy Book Week Scotland.  Thank you to the staff and pupils at Pitlochry Primary School, Eastern Primary School in Broughty Ferry, Newhill Primary School in Blairgowrie and Murthly Primary School.  I was made so welcome by you all and a special thank you to all the pupils for all of your brilliant questions.

Charity Donation

18th Nov 2016 – Lots of people who have bought my book, either from me directly or at an event, have told me “just to keep” the 1p change and I have said that I would donate it to charity at the end of the year.  Today I have put all those pennies towards a donation to Quarriers to give a young person a gift this Christmas.  They will receive a box filled with gifts that they really need.