I’m Vanessa and I’m a writer. I’ve just finished my first novel and my agent is David Headley at DHH Literary Agency. Hopefully, I’ll have some exciting news re publication dates and so on soon.
In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.
This is where I write about what I’m writing, where I’m going, what I’m reading, and other random things such as house renovations and the neighbourhood where I live. I also include author interviews from time to time.
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JK Rowling famously wrote Harry Potter in Edinburgh cafes (although not in as many as claim to be the birthplace of Harry P. I suspect) while other writers can’t imagine in other than complete silence or away from their desk … Continue reading
Our long-planned homeswapping trip this summer was to the Bay Area of California, where we exchanged homes with M and R who were keen to experience the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. They had a brilliant time and we loved our … Continue reading
Although limited in both my knitting abilities and aspirations, I do love beautiful yarn and I managed to visit a couple of gorgeous yarn shops while I was in the Bay Area last month. I’ve already told you about the … Continue reading
There’s something about the phrase “New Year Resolutions” that sounds rather rigid, destined to fall at the first fence. Having thought about what I learnt in 2014, rather I’ve made a list of plans and hopes and intentions for 2015. … Continue reading
After deciding that we would try home exchanging and choosing a company to register with (here’s my blog post about that), it was time to put our own listing together and start arranging our swaps. There is masses of information … Continue reading