Holyrood House Palace – A Royal Home away from Home

In The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough, the search for the Bough ends at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. I like to use real-life locations as much as possible in my stories and weave my tales to fit some of the information that already exists about them. Here’s some… Read More

Fountain at Holyroodhouse Palace

At the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is Holyroodhouse Palace, a royal palace which is the official residence for Queen Elizabeth II when she visits Scotland. In the first Moon Stealer book, the finale of the hunt for the Silver Bough, culminates in front of the fountain in the courtyard in front of the… Read More

St Giles Cathedral

When I began planning the ‘solving of the riddle’ section in the first Moon Stealer book, I looked for locations that would add interest to the story. Edinburgh provided numerous different possible locations, but one I particularly liked was St Giles Cathedral, home to the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, an ancient order… Read More

Setting the Scene – Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

With most of my books I try and include real locations as part of the story. To me they are just as important as the characters that drive the book forward on their journey of development. They also provide a visual backdrop that the reader can imagine, or even go on the web and research.… Read More