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Welcome to my site!

Some of my books

I write books for all ages, for young children to teenage and adults. I have also written a book on writing - Writing for Children - for both aspiring and newly published authors.

While I spend quite a lot of time visiting libraries, schools and festivals talking about my books and running creative writing workshops, I do manage to find time to write, too!

You can download the free story: Hamish McHaggis and the Aberlady Gala Mystery.

Latest News:

New Hamish Mchaggis story

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Here is a brand new Hamish McHaggis story free for all  Hamish fans  to download and enjoy. 


Hamish McHaggis and the Aberlady Gala Mystery

You can download the PDF: Hamish McHaggis and the Aberlady Gala Mystery

Hamish and his friends visit the village of Aberlady for their Gala Day celebrations and help solve the mystery of the Gala Queen’s crown.

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Aye Write ‘Writing for children’ 20th April 2015

I’ll be at the lovely Mitchell library in Glasgow on Monday 20th April 2-4pm for an event on writing for children.

Writing for Children

20th Apr 2015  –  2:00PM – 4:00PM  –  Mitchell Library

Children’s author Linda Strachan gives an expert insight into writing for children.

buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000

or online

Lovely letters from Cardenden primary School in Fife

I had a lovely time at Cardenden Primary School in January and these arrived in the post this week!  Lots of great Hamish McHaggis  work going on there!

Cardenden PS letters