Boswell Book Festival 2023

I give entertaining and professional talks on all aspects of my research and writing.

I undertake a very limited number of  expenses only talks each year to some local not-for-profit organisations such as the SWRI, Burns clubs and small book groups. These are on a first come first served basis. Please don't hesitate to enquire.

For all other events, travel expenses and accommodation are payable where necessary, in addition to an arranged fee for the event. In many cases, it would be helpful if the host organisation could arrange accommodation in advance since I am unlikely to be familiar with the area.

If you are registered with the Scottish Book Trust, you can invite me under their author scheme. If not, my normal fee for a talk, plus reading and discussion or Q and A, up to a maximum of one and a half hours, is a minimum of £175 per session, plus all travel expenses, subsistence and overnight accommodation if applicable.

If you can give me a list of questions, I will also write about my books for your book blog. You are very welcome to share some of my posts from here, as long as you credit them to me.

I'm also happy to use Zoom. 

For events other than for the Book Trust, if you can’t pay at the time, then please pay on invoice, within 30 days. I can take cheques or can give you business bank details on request.
Like most writers, I am officially self employed. You should be able to give me a purchase order number or treat me as a service provider to facilitate payment and your accounting. 

If I’m driving to the venue I am usually happy to bring books along to sell and will sign books at the event if requested. If I'm using public transport, this will not be possible.
I’m also delighted to sign any pre-purchased books so don't hesitate to ask people to bring them. 

You can contact me through this blog, and also through my Facebook author page

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