November’s been a great month for my book, Board, with a profile piece in Flybe’s Flight Time magazine and a mention in Napier University’s Red Triangle. Very grateful for the publicity from both the airline and my old uni (or polytechnic, as it was back in 1990).
I was also delighted to be part of Publishing Scotland’s Homegrown project for Scottish Book Week. Homegrown offers readers a bespoke collection of personal recipes shared by authors and submitted by Scottish publishers. Alongside each recipe is a short anecdote from the author, as well as related books and cookery titles. The communal experience of breaking bread and sharing stories together is celebrated in the campaign, and it aims to bring the very best of Scottish books and food into readers’ homes.
The recipes are hosted on BooksfromScotland.com, and limited edition packs of beautifully designed recipe cards are available through a number of independent book retailers and Scottish branches of Waterstones (where you can also buy a copy of Board).
The pic on the bottom right shows my own recipe on the wall in the wonderful Topping & Company bookshop in St Andrews.