Keynote Speech I was invited to give the keynote speech at the City Lit Festival of Writing last weekend – wow! I was honoured… Read More »Why Diversity Matters In 21st Century Writing
1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Doug Johnstone, a Scottish novelist, musician and journalist, amongst other things. I’ve had nine… Read More »CRIMINALLY GOOD: Doug Johnstone, author
Adaptation So, this time I thought I’d take a look at the revisionist history novel, The Revenant and its subsequent adaptation, which earned Leonardo DiCaprio… Read More »BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Revenant – Dead Truth
Wee Girl Reviews It’s time for the next instalment of Wee Girl Reviews! Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’ is 6 years old and a tiny… Read More »Wee Girl Reviews: Mr Snuffles’ Birthday
April is the month of The Bard, especially since he lived and died on the same day (April 23rd). So, how literary were you last… Read More »Just For Fun: Shakespearean Insult Generator
In 2010, I had a mid-life crisis after I lost my job in the recession and couldn’t pay the bills. After months of struggling, feeling… Read More »BEST OF 3: Niraj Kapur, Author, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur
We all imagine the homes of our favourite characters, from ‘real world’ characters like Sherlock Holmes, through to the more horrifying like Dracula, or fantasy… Read More »Literary Homes – Which Is Your Favourite?
The Book I LOVE this book. I have posted before that I love memoir anyway, so I should have known the chances were high I… Read More »Book Versus Film: WILD Rocks, But Which Is Better?
Wee Girl Reviews Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’ is 6 years old and a tiny book blogger. She has been enjoying playing in the recent… Read More »Wee Girl Reviews: The Dog Ate My Homework
Something a little different today … Here’s an interview I did with the awesomely prolific Rachel Amphlett, author of the Kay Hunter Series (amongst others!).… Read More »The Dark Side of Social Media in THE OTHER TWIN