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 deal in antiques on a part time basis, selling the gorgeous old textiles that often find their way into my fiction. I'm a keen gardener and I love my work, my house, and my village.

This blog is mostly about my writing life, with my lifestyle blog, the 200 Year Old House, tackling the joys and sorrows of Scottish country living.

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:
May 2020: Boswell Book Festival, date to be announced.