Lorna Fergusson

About me

I’m currently writing a novel set in the 1830s and 1880s in Scotland, Spain and Canada. My first novel, The Chase, was published by Bloomsbury. Set in the Perigord region of France, it had chapters set in different historical periods woven into the main narrative. I had a lot of fun with that. I run my own literary consultancy, www.fictionfire.co.uk – offering courses, workshops, critiquing and mentoring.

From my website

Reaping a creative harvest: interview with new author Paul Cranwell

This week I'm delighted to interview Paul Cranwell, author of A Material Harvest. I've known Paul for a number of years and he and his wife have attended quite a few of my Fictionfire workshops, so it's a particular pleasure to see him finish his novel and bring it out…

The importance of book cover design - advice from award-winning designer JD Smith

When you're in a bookshop, what draws you to pick up a book? It might be that your favourite writer's name is on it or your best friend told you it was a great read. Or it might be the cover seduced you, startled you, lured you in. I'm delighted…

Oxford Literary Festival 2016 - events and intersections

You can’t live in Oxford and not be aware of intersecting circles of literary activity. As the year rolls round to spring again, so the gargantuan Oxford Literary Festival swings into action. I’ve mentioned in previous years how I attended the very first OLF back in 1997, when it was…

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