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

The joy of isolation.

Isolation Part 1 Some of you may know that when I was stalled in the middle of writing  A House Divided a kind person, who didn’t at that stage know me from Adam (or Eve, if you prefer)  offered me the use of her empty cottage for a few weeks to kick-start…

The latest challenge – a character interview.

Thank you to the History Imagined Blog for inviting me to interview one of my key characters. I chose Kate Munro and it was a fascinating exercise for me as I learnt things about her that I hadn’t known before! I’m contemplating doing a series of interviews with other characters…

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