I live with my artist husband, Alan Lees, in a 200 year old country cottage, in the beautiful Scottish lowlands. I write historical and contemporary fiction and non fiction, but I also occasionally deal in antiques, selling the gorgeous old textiles that I collect and that often find their way into my fiction. I'm a keen gardener and I love my work, my house, and my village.

My new book, an account of a murder in my family and its aftermath, A Proper Person to be Detained, was published by Saraband in July 2019.
A novella, Rewilding, was also published in eBook form, in December 2019.

If you are looking for a speaker, please check out my Requesting an Event page for more details.

Forthcoming events:
Sadly, Covid has meant many cancellations, but watch this space for new developments!