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Basque Country Writing

July 7, 2014

Inclement weather aside, this ‘part of Spain’ is a complete revelation. Green fields, sandy beaches and amazing food. All very good for my creative juices, dear Publisher. With the new Eden Seed out this month my mind has been deep in marketing mode. Where do I start? Is this all down to me or does […]

A Busy Weekend

May 10, 2014

New Children’s Novel released on Kindle… This book is set in 1973, and reflects some of the attitudes of the time. Although none of the characters or settings are real, being dark skinned then, in the West of Scotland, had its drawbacks. Racism and sectarianism were simply part of growing up. A great adventure for […]

Autumn Approaches

September 17, 2013

September has been a busy one as usual. It kicked off with an energised visit to the fabulous New Lanark Heritage site. 250 children to entertain and educate, and the whole world at my feet. See pic. The kids from the surrounding schools were tops, with loads of great questions about Bears, Bands and Books. […]

Summer 2013 – Travel and Write

August 16, 2013

Summer is the time I recharge my batteries and get stuck into some new writing. In Croatia, I wrote the core of a new thriller called Parasite. It still has another 25,000 words to go, but at least I know where I’m going now. I’ve plotted the basic structure and flow for the remainder. I’ve […]

Home.

May 28, 2013

I’m in Barcelona just now, which is a beautiful and vibrant city, but I still miss my mountains and my loch. I have an old rickety boat moored a few yards from the shore here.

Heroes and Projects

May 19, 2013

It’s been crazy over the last few months. Lots of traveling – to Lanzarote, Belfast, London, Duns, Biggar and then back to Helensburgh. I find out that Lanzarote is a lot more than a collection of semi-dormant volcanos, it has some of the best wildlife I’ve seen in The Canaries. For example, the great grey […]

Prawn and Pomegranate Soup

January 25, 2013

Trying this new fasting diet and today is one of those days. Looking round the kitchen I decided to use what I could find quickly. The prawns seem to be fairly low calorie and the rest is just veg and a stock cube. I need to keep under 600 calories. The prawns, 100g, we’re 89 […]

Hosting Happyness

January 20, 2013

The last two months have been pretty hectic in the world of Sam. There was Xmas, some jamming, some hosting, a good chunk of writing, a promise to myself, and the prospect of some far flung travel. There was also an invite to become an ambassador for the charity Helensburgh Heroes. Christmas was quieter than […]

Chicken with Garlic and Apricots

January 11, 2013

Here’s another take on chicken that is both sweet and tangy. Heat some olive oil in a big pan. Add two breasts of chicken A cup and a half of orange juice Half a stock cube Three cloves of garlic 6 dried apricots Salt and add black pepper to taste. Cover with a heavy lid […]

Fried Bread Dipped in Egg

January 10, 2013

I’ve been away from my cooker for a while, hosting a show down in London. Anyway, here’s a classic bit of nosh for those of us on the hop. Take one egg and crack it into a bowl. Add a pinch of nutmeg, a smidgen of cinnamon and a dash of low fat milk. I […]