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Hello, and happy 2022! I’m Barbara and I write books (buy HERE) for young people – and I visit schools for workshops and author events. It’s such a shame that I haven’t been able to get out much to meet readers in person during the last year, but this is changing and many schools and festivals are opening their doors once again – hooray! I hope you are all keeping well.  I am the author of six books for 8-12 year olds:

All my children’s books at a glance

You can click through to the individual books, look at my news section, follow my blog or browse to find out about the things which inspire my writing, check information about visits and upcoming events and so on. I’m always in the process of adding information and updating various sections, so keep checking back for the latest!

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The Latest:
I’ve won an actual AWARD!

The Siege of Caerlaverock WON its category – I am so excited!

Also, you may have seen me pop up on the BBC where I was speaking about my non-fiction book for adults, Scottish by Inclination. Order by clicking here if you would like to find out more about my own life.

This is the cover for my most recent children’s book, a Viking story called The Chessmen Thief ! It’s SUCH a beauty!

The gorgeous cover of The Chessmen Thief

Children's Fiction. Drama. Short Stories.