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.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Tide-Margaret-Skea/dp/1909305065/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354089317&sr=1-1

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

From my website

Image of the week – not for the faint-hearted…

I can hardly believe it’s 2 months since I finished my first draft of the sequel to Turn of the Tide and began the editing process. How far have I got? Well… I have gone right through my ‘red letter’ editing, researching and checking facts, and as expected it was…

Editing – Day 1.

Editing of Turn of the Tide was a lengthy and rather ad hoc process. Having finished a first draft of its sequel yesterday I’m excited about starting on the editing process, which this time I’ve planned. So today my plan was to skim through the entire manuscript – at just…

Red Letter Day!

Yesterday I finished a first draft of the sequel to Turn of the Tide So today is a red letter day – when I begin the editing process. And I’m quite excited… I’m also terrified that a re-read will throw up so much that needs to be altered that it’ll…

 
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