Hi, I’m Vanessa and welcome to my site.
In 2015, I won Bloody Scotland’s Pitch Perfect event and my first novel, Death Will Find Me, was published in February, 2019. The second Tessa Kilpatrick book will be out early next year and in the meantime, I’ll soon be launching a series of art crime thrillers.
You can find out more about me and what I’m up to by following the links at the top, and there are contact details below if you want to ask me any questions or invite me to talk at your bookshop, library or festival.
Category Archives: Travel
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