On occasion, I'm called upon by forces high above to appear at festivals. I make money from live events (though you'll never see me because I tour schools) and have done ever since Conjuring The Infinite was released. One of my favourite festivals is The Edinburgh International Book Festival. God, it makes me feel important.… Continue reading Adventures At The Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is always a lot of stressful fun for me. It's enjoyable, but you're there to work so it's impossible to completely relax. I was in Edinburgh for three days this week, enjoying the sun (praise Jesus for deodorant), seeing the sights (there's a KFC in Waverley Station), and most importantly… Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017
I've been asked to step in for Laura Ruby who couldn't make it to the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. It's nice of them to ask me because a) North of Porter was released in late 2015 so I wasn't eligible to appear this year and b) they could have asked anyone but they… Continue reading Edinburgh International Kirkland
A few months ago I was contacted by the nice people from the Edinburgh International Book Festival. They asked if I'd like to appear at a festival they had planned, an outreach programme called ReimagiNation. It would be about new towns and my name popped up. This is how the phone call went: EIBF: "Kirkland,… Continue reading ReimagiNation
The nice people behind the Edinburgh Book Festival have put together a mini book festival. And the subject? New Towns around Scotland. They've created events around stories and the telling of stories. How exciting! And of course they asked me to participate in some events, which is fabulous because everyone knows I'm Cumbernauld's most famous… Continue reading ReimagiNation
Chris Close, the official photographer of Edinburgh Book Festival, has shot iconic photographs of famous authors for years. And he asked me to be his latest subject! The result is hanging up alongside the other author portraits in Charlotte Square! But get there fast because the festival ends on Monday. If you can't get there...here's… Continue reading 3D Me!