Members' News

This page is for members to let everyone know about exciting writing-related news. Do you have a book coming out? Have you won a competition?  It encourages us all to hear the great things happening in the writing world.
       * indicates further detail in the Blog (Home page)

 May Sandra McGruther Manuscript for next novel completed. "When Shadows Fall"
 Apr  Sandra McGruther "The Stalker" in Waterstones UK top ten for 2 weeks.
 Apr  Wilma Ferguson    Article "Baldernock Tartan" published in Milngavie & Bearsden Herald
 Apr  Kate Gordon          "Where people call me 'Hen'". Book of Poems published.
 Mar*Alex Gray              "The Stalker" The Times Best Seller-Hardback Fiction
 Jan  Sandra McGruther  Guest at Rotorua Noir, NZ Crime Writer's Conference
 Mar Myra Duffy            “House at Ettrick Bay” on Bute radio. Mar 5, 11.30 - 96.5fm. 6 episodes.
   Myra Duffy            Talk re above Radio adaptation Mar 5, 4.15   96.5fm                              


Dec Sandra McGruther   'Only the Dead can Tell' included in 'Scotsman's best books of 2018

Dec  Victoria Gemmel  'Exposure' a short story collection out on 1 Dec 2018 . (on Kindle)

Nov* Bill Daly               Launch of "Never Proven"
Oct  Joan Fleming          Tirgearr Publishing - Best selling author of the month.
Oct  Alex Gray              "Only the dead can tell" released in paperback.
Oct  Carol McLean        Sixteenth book sold to Ulverscroft for their Linford Romance
                                       Series, entitled "Goldilocks Wedding."
Sep Joan Frondigoun     Vapour Train poem published “Lest we Forget”
Sep Bob Hambleton.      Third Serina series fantasy novel published  - “Serina’s Archers”
Sep Myra Duffy             Children’s book to be published  -   “Motley Crew - 
                                              The Mystery of the Queen of the Inch”. 

                                        Apr   Joan Fleming          "What the Future Holds" released in paperback.
Mar*Alex Gray               Book launch "Only the Dead Can Tell"
Mar  Sandra McGruther  Excellent reviews from Fully Booked/ Between the Covers.
Mar  Diana Devlin           Poem 'Misfits' accepted by Aberration Labyrinth.
Feb   Kate Gordon            Flash fiction for Age Concern Anthology accepted for publication.
Feb   Diana Devlin           Poems accepted by Hedgehog Press.
Jan    Joan Fleming           Article re 'Mood Magic of Mull' in Community magazine.
Jan    Kate Gordon            Collection of poems published. 'Learning to fly'.
Jan*  Joan Fleming           Romantic novel, "Daughter of Mull" published as ebook.
Jan*  Pete Marrison          Flash fiction for Age Concern Anthology accepted for publication.
Jan*  Kate Gordon            Poem "Nellie and Ellie and a Big Green Welly" in 'Writing Magazine'

Jan*  Diana Devlin           Eight poems accepted for publication

Dec* Myra Duffy              Novella "Decision Day at Kilmachal" published
Nov* Myra Duffy              Romantic novel "Love is another country" published in paperback.
Nov* Sandra McGruther  Paperback version of "Still Dark" available in supermarkets.
Nov  Pete Marrison           Article in Nov SAW newsletter. "Lest we forget."
Sep* Kate Gordon             Pet Memories and self published collection of Poems
Sep* Bob Hambleton        Serina's Smith now on eBook and paperback.
Sep* Diana Devlin            Two poems published on ezine “I am not a silent poet.” 
Sep   Sandra McGruther    New Contract  16th Lorimer novel
Sep   Joyce Somerville      Article in Highlander The Clan Macgregor
                                                “Glorious Glenlivet”
Aug  Myra Duffy              New Novella
Jul*  Pete Marrison           Stories with Lingo-Bites- Alsina Publishers
May Myra Duffy               Article The Highlander on James Hamilton
Apr  Sandra McGruther    Pitch Black US Edition no 55 International Thriller
                                                 Chart for Amazon Kindle
Apr  Joyce Somerville      All of me loves all of you, Writer’s umbrella
Mar Sandra McGruther    Publication of Still Dark book 14 in the Lorimer series
Mar Jack Hastie                Reading at Kilmacolm
Mar Kate Gordon             Poem accepted for Paisley Poems published April
Mar Pete Marrison            Four stories in Baby Shoes Anthology.
Feb Myra Duffy                Published E book ‘Love is Another Country’
Feb Joyce Somerville       Winner Writers Umbrella article competition Feb/Mar edition
Feb Sandra McGruther    1.”Keep Midnight Out” 7th most borrowed library book 2016    
                                         2. Darkest Goodbye Amazon special deal.                
                                         3.Sandra is 2017 out of top 500 most borrowed crime authors
                                                      ahead of PJ James & Le Carre`
Feb Judith Vallely             Pen and Sword Contract
Jan Rosemary Gemmell   Story in Weekly News
Jan Victoria Gemmell       Story runner up in Weigie, Wednesday Hospital Broadcast
                                                 comp in Radio Times
Jan Joan Fleming              Daughter of Mull (Magic of Mull 3) accepted for
                                                publication early June
Jan Sandra McGruther     Signed contract for further 10 year period for ‘Never
                                                Somewhere Else’ under Little Brown
Jan Jack Hastie                 Infestation- u Tube scattered dreams Troubador
Jan Sandra McGruther     Today US edition of the “Riverman” followed by virtual
                                                tour and radio show