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Scottish Historical fiction, with romantic & magical elements.

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'If you enjoy romances with Regency flavor, these three short stories will delight you. Colourful characters and great dialogue.' Deryn Pittar

The Lady's Faux-Pas

A Scottish lady in the early stages of learning italian makes a momumental faux-pas. Fortunately, her mistake, inspired two friends to become lovers in this delightful short tale. 

Inspiration, creativity, and so much more!

Hogmanay - A scottish celebration

‘Lang may yer lum reek, in yer ain wee hoose!’ Long may your chimney smoke, in your own small house. In other words, may you live long, and prosper. ‘What a year it’s been?’ ‘Aye,Read more

Being Creative wherever you are!

I fell and fractured my coccyx and sacrum, not too badly, but enough that I had to stay still. No haring about the countryside, in fact no driving at all. I sat on a cushion cut out so there would beRead more

What does your family tree reveal?

Family trees connect us to our ancestors, and perhaps help us understand ourselves better. My Family Tree Family trees fascinate me. I learn not only the names of my ancestors, but also theirRead more

The Three Quills are up to no good!

Rather they are always Good! But they do like some fun.  Fun is their middle name, if truth be told. Second anthology in Tangled series  Jen Yates, Leigh D’Ansey and Caroline Bagshaw have beenRead more

The Three Quills are born

“What?” “Never?” “It can’t be true.” “But it is.” “Who are they?” Jen Yates, Leigh D’Ansey and Caroline Bagshaw have pulled on their muslins, donned their jewels, andRead more

Do you need a Retreat?

"Retreat? From what? Why on earth would I do that? I am a woman with a million and one things to do at home, why would I retreat?” Retreating from home One of the Cambridge dictionary definiRead more

500 words a day - inspired by the snowflake guy

I am a writer but haven’t published my first novel yet. It is on its way. Still in the womb. In the past twelve years I have written creative pieces, travel stories, and my journal, but have IRead more

Preparations for a Scottish Regency Ball

“May I have the pleasure?” Before a lady could accept such an offer from any suitor she needed to learn to dance. Read more


Ah! Freedom is a noble thing! No words are truer now than they were in 1376 when John Barbour wrote them. Inspiration Here I was rummaging in my Granny’s library for something else and cameRead more

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