How the Pirates Turned the Tide – A Children’s Picture Book by Greta Yorke, Illustrated by Maggie Bolton

Ayr Writers’ Club members, Greta Yorke and Maggie Bolton have teamed up once again for their very latest children’s picture book, the fabulous How the Pirates Turned the Tide. Traditional skulduggery is given a bright contemporary twist in this entertaining book, as our hapless pirates are encouraged by a mere young child (and gran) to take very good care of themselves, and the...

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Brexit and Tourism: Process, Impacts and Non-Policy – A Non-Fiction Book by Derek R. Hall

As a prolific Author, Joint-Author and Editor-Author of 13 nonfiction books, Derek’s latest work, Brexit and Tourism: Process, Impacts and Non-Policy, is scheduled for release by Channel View Publications in January 2020.     www.channelviewpublications.com   Tourism is associated with breaking down barriers. Brexit has the effect of raising barriers. Bring the two together...

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Crossed Lives – A Novel by Derek R. Hall

Crossed Lives is the first foray into fiction for prolific nonfiction writer, editor, and Ayr Writers’ Club member, Derek Hall. Writing under the pseudonym of Robert Hennegan, Derek draws upon his personal experiences working as a Tour Leader within Siberia, Mongolia, Albania, China and North Korea. The result is a wonderfully weaving novel about unequal relationships, unintended...

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Author Event with Margaret Skea at Tidelines Book Festival – 28 September 2019

Margaret Skea was our terrific Guest Speaker on A Sense of Place back in November 2015. With an impressive three historical novels under her belt, she returns to Irvine as a special guest at this weekend’s Tidelines Book Festival. (Saturday 28th September, 2.30-3.30pm, Harbour Arts Centre, KA12 8PZ). Tickets are priced at £6 and can be purchased from Tidelines Box Office on 01294 274059....

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Tidelines Book Festival Brochure, Irvine Harbourside – 26-29 September 2019

After a very successful festival in 2018, Tidelines is all set to go again in 2019 with an amazing line up of authors covering a wide range of genres and events, including writing workshops. Please click on the link below for the full 2019 Brochure....

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Author Event with Michael J. Malone at Ayr’s Carnegie Library – 26 September 2019

Where: Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB When: Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7.30pm Come and meet local best-selling author Michael J. Malone and hear about his latest book, In the Absence of Miracles. This event will be chaired by author and broadcaster Theresa Talbot. In the Absence of Miracles is shocking, chilling and heartbreakingly emotive. A domestic noir at its most powerful,...

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Carry on Sleuthing at Troon Library, “Murder at the Knickerage” – 23 October 2019

Where: Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF When: Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 7pm Spot the clues! Find the killer! Groan at the jokes! Fancy yourself a Sherlock Holmes? Join us for this whodunit performed by crime authors Caro Ramsay, Douglas Skelton, Pat Young and Michael J Malone and help us find the murderer. Deerstalker and pipe optional. TICKETS £8 | Available from the library |...

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Author Event with Donna Moore at Prestwick Library – 17 October 2019

Where: Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ When: Thursday 17 October 2019 at 7pm Donna is an award-winning writer. She has had two novels published: Go to Helena Handbasket, a spoof PI novel which won the Lefty Award for humorous crime fiction, and Old Dogs, a caper novel set in Glasgow featuring two elderly con-women. She also writes short stories and screenplays and is...

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