16 March 2019, 6.30-8pm

Reading at BERKELEY BOOKS 8 rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris

more details here


25 October 2018

Reading at the Edinburgh launch of the late Helen Lamb’s debut novel Three Kinds of Kissing at Blackwell’s, North Bridge

27 October 2018

7pm Rothbury WI, Thropton Village Hall, with Northumbrian crimewriters L J Ross and Mari Hannah Tickets £10 in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. SOLD OUT

20 November 2018   

Launch of my debut short story collection -what are you like- at the CCA, Glasgow CentreForContemporaryArts Details tba.

30 November 2018, 6pm

Launch of -what are you like- at Newcastle’s BOOKS-on-TYNE Festival tickets here

15 December
Edinburgh launch of -what are you like- 1pm at the Scottish Poetry Library 





14th October BloodyMarysCrimeNight , Old Low Light, North Shields

#TheBloodyMarys with awesome pals-in-noir Vic Watson and Jacky Collins


31st May Read Regional, Hull Library, 6.30pm #ReadRegional

27th May ReadRegional, Shipley Library, 2pm #ReadRegional

25th May Read Regional, Castleford Library, 2pm #ReadRegional

23rd May ReadRegional, Catterick Library, 7pm #ReadRegional

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22nd May ReadRegional, Lanchester Library, 2.15pm #ReadRegional

21st May COASTWORD LitFest, Dunbar, with Catherine Simpson tickets


20 May ReadRegional, Darlington Library, 2pm #ReadRegional

28-30 April NEWCASTLE NOIR LitFest, GEORDIE NOIR Panel & NEW BLOOD Panel authors

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Four photos of me by Donna-Lisa Healy


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27th April NCLA, Culture Lab, with Alison McLeod, 7pm tickets here


26th April ReadRegional, NewcastleCityLib, 2pm #ReadRegional Tickets here

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25th April ReadRegional, Cullercoats Library, 7.30pm #ReadRegional

16th March Easington Writers Group, Workshop Facebook group

8th March Short Fiction Judge for Lit&Phil YoungWritersPrizes

11th Feb Linlithgow LitFest, with Sandra Ireland

9th Feb CARTE BLANCHE, Newcastle, WORKSHOP on Family Secrets

4th Feb PLATFORM, Ladybank, with Andrew Sclater

1st January 2017 The Human Book, at Wig:Lands, Signet Library, part of the EDINBURGH Hogmanay celebrations (with Adrian Turpin).

15 December     NewWritingNorth RoadShow   Middlesborough

13 December    Lin’s book club Xmas party       Meet the Author event

21-27 November is Book Week Scotland and I’ll was at Annan Library on 24th and Stranraer Library on 25th to celebrate libraries and books and all literary things and especially dark literary things. Here’s the link to the Dumfries&Galloway Libraries.

23 November: Reading at AGM of the Heaton History Group with fellow author Yvonne Young, another Geordie lass and a fabulous poet and local history bof!   

28-30 October: Grantown’s 4th Wee Crime Festival Grantown

9 November: NoirAtTheBar Edinburgh

22 October: I was talking about my book on 22nd October at the Berwick Literary Festival  

20 October: With Sandra Ireland at the Dundee Literary Festival 

9 October: I was at the Portobello Book Festival with fellow author Mairi Wilson and we’ll be talking about Family Secrets …

8 October: Durham Book Festival I wason a panel of New Writing from Scotland with fellow authors Lucy Ribchester and Helen Sedgwick, full programme here

28 September: Wigtown Book Festival I have TWO events on this day! The first at 9am! Join us for Breakfast, where coffee and croissants will be served …. And at 3pm, I’ll be talking about #StellaMoon!

14 September: Lit&PhilNewcastle, with Sean O’Brien, 7-9pm Here’s the FaceBook page for the event


10 September: Bloody Scotland  I had one of the coveted 3-minute Spotlight slots for Debut authors! See me at 10.30am on 10th Sept, at the Albert Halls, before Val McDermid leads the discussion alongside Jennifer Morag henderson who’s written a biography of gifted Scots crime-writer Josephine Tey!


7 September: Noir at the Bar NE in Newcastle, 7-11pm


26th August: Edinburgh City of Literature’s 10 years of #StoryShop Celebrations, Party Tent, Edinburgh International Book Festival (see my NEWS tab for some pics of the party)


25th August: Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe, 6-8pm


16th July: Launch Party, Creighton Hall, Embleton, 6.30pm. Tickets from the village shop.

Grateful thanks to Moody’s Londis, Embleton for sponsoring this event! In the picture, Beth Robson Moody and me clapping our hands off!


13th July: The Confession of Stella Moon launch, Newcastle Waterstones, 7pm

7th July: The Confession of Stella Moon launch, Edinburgh Princes St Waterstones, 6.30pm

21st June: New Voices at the National Library of Scotland, 6pm

Here’s a couple of pics of me reading at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2013, the UNESCO City of Literature‘s StoryShop event! Photos by Edinburgh’s own  Literary Paparazzo, Chris Scott.

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I am available for book signings, readings, festivals and other events, as well as book groups and workshops. Please do contact me if you would like me to attend your event.