Margaret Skea

About me

Fascinated by Scotland’s turbulent history, and in particular the 16th century, I’ve just finished my first novel which was the Historical Fiction Winner in the 2011 Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People’s Novelist Competition. Published on 22nd November 2012 by Capercaillie Books, it is available via any bookshop and online stores.

An Hawthornden Fellow and award winning short story writer, I live with my husband in the Scottish Borders.

From my website

Is there or isn’t there? A Guardian take on Literary Fiction.

One sentence in the opening of this article jumps out at me – ‘Jane Austen…wrote fiction to entertain and to make money. And that is what we novelists have been doing ever since, or should have been doing.’ Do you agree? Should these be a novelist’s two primary aims –…

Meet my Character Blog Hop

After a shaky and belated start, thank you to Paula Lofting for tagging me in this ‘Character Blog Hop’ where lots of different authors all answer the same questions re characters in their current WIP. Her character post can be found here Here are my answers – 1. What…

My writing process. (blog hop)

Right. A Blog post about my writing process – following on from Dorothy Bruce’s all-singing, all-dancing post last week on her blog – Dorothy has been involved with an annual walking and arts festival, destination development, the restoration of a Victorian pier, and wrote a book on Alexander Reid,…

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