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 award winning short story writer, I live with my husband in the Scottish Borders and I will be working on the third book in the Munro series during my Hawthornden Fellowship in February / March 2016.

From my website

All roads lead to Cumbernauld – yes really!

Writing is a lonely business… Right? Most of the time, anyway, so when the opportunity comes to meet up with other writers, I’m interested. There is nothing quite like talking books with folk who not only understand your passion (your family might just manage that on occasion) but share it.…

When your inspiration and your novel meet.

Winston Graham was one of the three novelists who most influenced my decision to write historical fiction. (The others were Daphne du Maurier and Dorothy Dunnett.) So imagine my delight this morning to find A House Divided  sitting next to Demelza in the Paid Kindle Top 100 in Family Saga on…

Guest interviews.

#One guest interview and one guest blog post in the past 10 days, and in both I’ve confessed to (you’ve guessed it) my love of chocolate. Indeed it is an essential part of my writing life. Here they are: An interesting selection of questions here – and a couple…

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