Friday, 18 November 2016

100 - Linda Strachan

I was surprised to find that this is my 100th post on the Awfully Big Blog Adventure.

Despite being a little nervous at first, when I wrote about writing a bio for one of my books in A Life More Interesting, I have enjoyed this monthly expression of thoughts and questions, discussions, comments and celebrations.

Working with illustrator Sally J Collins
I have written posts on diversifying and making a living as a writer , about the writers' life - what makes us write and what stops us writing.

In A special relationship  I wrote about working closely for many years with my much-missed friend and colleague Sally J. Collins, the Illustrator of my Hamish McHaggis Books.
 I have written about libraries, librarians and festivals, writing YA and picture books.

How Every day is different  when  travelling all over the country, seeing amazing scenery on my way to visit schools and libraries, doing workshops and all kinds of author events.

My good friend Cathy MacPhail and I made a short video about our experience of tutoring a residential writing course together.

It's been a great journey, sometimes a little playful as in The One That Got Away  where the comments continued the narrative, and in April this year I celebrated 20 years as a published author in ' Celebrating 20 years '

Who knows what will come next but I would like to thank you for accompanying me and for taking the time to read and comment. To all my fellow bloggers thank you for the incredible variety of fascinating posts that make the Awfully Big Blog Adventure such a great success.


Linda Strachan is the author of over 60 books for all ages from picture books to teenage novels and a writing handbook - Writing For Children.

Linda is currently Chair of the SOAiS - The Society of Authors in Scotland 

Her latest YA novel is Don't Judge Me . 

She is Patron of Reading to Liberton High School, Edinburgh.

Her bestselling series Hamish McHaggis illustrated by Sally J. Collins who also illustrated Linda's retelling of Greyfriars Bobby.

blog:  Bookwords 


Joan Lennon said...

Happy Anniversary!

Linda Strachan said...

Thank you, Joan.

Susan Price said...

Yes! Looking forward to a hundred more blogs.

Sue Purkiss said...

Happy hundredth!

Penny Dolan said...

Congratulations, Linda. One hundred is certainly a number to celebrate. Thank you for linking to your favourite posts, too.

Patsy said...

Congratulations on your 100th.

Linda Strachan said...

Thank you, Penny and Patsy.