My writing process

A wee look behind the curtain at the mechanics of what I do and why I do it.

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Newsflash: Operation Loch Ness Launches

Something is feeding, ravenously, on animals, wildlife, and now people in the Scottish Highlands, and the trail leads to only one place, a place of legends, and the dark waters of Loch Ness.

Old Stories, New words

Some more about where THE GREEN AND THE BLACK came from

On drinking

I've liked a drink for about 45 years now. People keep telling me it'll kill me, but at this stage, if it's drink that gets me now, I'll consider it a win

Some musings about the S-Squad

A post about why I write the S-Squad books, and where they go next.

My Scottish Fiction

Got asked a couple of times yesterday about my Scottish fiction, so here's the gen.

Newsflash: THE MIDNIGHT EYE Omnibus on discount

AMAZON currently have THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES Omnibus on sale at 99c or the equivalent for KINDLE worldwide. Get in quick and snatch it while it's cheap.

The Seton family

Regular readers of mine know that I like to seed Seton family Easter eggs in my books. They're generally wee red-haired Scotsmen and women who either dabble in alchemy, know more than they're telling, might or might not be immortal, or have sold their souls for a shiny sword and a way with the ladies …

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I’m Willie, I’m a Scotsman, and I like horror fiction.

I'm Willie, I'm a Scotsman, and I like horror fiction. A lot of my work, long and short form, has been set in Scotland, and a lot of it uses the history and folklore. There's just something about the misty landscapes and old buildings that speaks straight to my soul. (Bloody Celts... we get all …

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The Midnight Eye Files

I read widely, both in the crime and horror genres, but my crime fiction in particular keeps returning to older, pulpier, bases. My series character, Glasgow PI Derek Adams, is a Bogart and Chandler fan, and it is the movies and Americana of the '40s that I find a lot of my inspiration for him, …

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