The Messenger Misadventures: the Dylan, Deirdre and Dougall Collection is now published. You can find it on all your favourite online retailers. About Messenger Misadventures Four short stories (c 5,000 words each) for 8 years and upwards, set on the
The Messenger Misadventures has the subtitle ‘the Dylan, Deirdre and Dougall Collection’. So, apart from the introduction of Deirdre, fans of the Princelings of the North have seen most of these before. Introducing Deirdre Deidre was clearly needed to balance
The Princelings of the North is on schedule for its launch on 30th January 2018. You probably know that Dylan and Dougall’s Princelings home is on the Isle of Mull. I spent many happy holidays there. My drawings of D&D’s
I’m still waiting on my edits for Book 7, Willoughby the Narrator, but since I’ve made a new badge for the site, I thought I’d better reveal the cover for The Princelings of the North, book 8 of the Princelings
Starting today, I move onto the chapter illustrations for The Princelings of the North, Dylan and Dougall’s tale in the Princelings of the East series (Book 8). The Prologue shows the dastardly Lord Colman shipping Prince Kevin, the rightful heir
You may not have realised, but I had plans for Dylan and Dougall, thinking of them as my Princelings of the North. They have appeared in the BookElves Anthologies Volumes 1 and 2, of course, and Dylan’s book is
A seasonal story in three parts. Start here or find Chapter 2 here… or read on! Chapter 3: An Engineered Solution The three persons went into the cave without noticing Dylan outside, but they soon noticed he wasn’t inside. Uncle
A seasonal story in three parts. Catch up on the first part here.
Chapter 2: Messages
Dougall shivered as they stood in the arena listening to the Laird of Haunn giving the traditional Solstice Speech of Renewal. Uncle Donal believed in using this occasion to ensure that everyone remembered their basic astronomy lessons, and had been known to point at someone and ask them to explain a finer point of planetary science. Haunn were hot on planetary science. There were lots of books on it in the library, and Donal received letters from people all the way from Castle Edin asking his advice and opinion on it.
Dougall became aware that everyone was looking at him. In silence. The smith’s daughters were trying not to giggle.
He looked at Uncle Hamish, who was looking mildly amused, but not unkindly so. He looked at Uncle Donal. Uncle Donal was waiting for a reply. Oh dear.
A short story in three parts. Chapter One: The case of the disappearing strawberry juice Dylan sprawled on the edge of the crag, looking for anything useful on the rocky shore below. He’d fled as soon as he heard the