Sunday, 10 July 2011

Arvon Writing Course - Linda Strachan and Cathy MacPhail

A fantastic opportunity to hear award winning authors Linda Strachan and Cathy MacPhail discussing a lively week tutoring an Arvon Foundation writing course at Moniack Mhor in Inverness-shire.

Linda Strachan’s best selling Hamish McHaggis series has delighted her young fans, who are already looking forward to the 10th book in the series which will be coming out in 2012.
Turning her hand to gritty realism, from joyriding to knife crime, the award winning, Spider was followed by the equally edgy Dead Boy Talking
Linda’s writing handbook, Writing For Children is an excellent guide for new and aspiring writers.

 Cathy MacPhail's  journey began with Run Zan Run, and to her delight the brand new edition is coming out in November 2011.
She won a radio short story competition with Another Me and just couldn't let it go, she had to write the novel - and now it's going to become a film.
Out of The Depths, coming out this November is the first in Cathy’s new Tyler Lawless series – not to be missed.


Lucy Coats said...

Learnt a lot from this, Linda and Cathy. You are very natural together, and it felt like I was right there with you. Well done. Makes me want to do Arvon again myself! Maybe one day they'll ask me...!

Linda Strachan said...

Thanks, Lucy. We really did have a wonderful time.

catdownunder said...

Thankyou - great to hear you both - not something I often have an opportunity to do. I get a sense of what people are like from their writing and their comments - but they can turn out rather differently in real life or on screen.

Mavis said...

Lovely to hear your comments about the course - it really was a great week. You both worked incredibly hard - and had us all working hard too. I'm flattered that you remember my spider tale!
Best wishes - Mavis