Author Events

Reading and Writing for pleasure with Corrie’s Capers. 

In person visits can be booked in but are bound by Covid-19 restrictions. On line events can still be fun events, whether live or recorded.

I’m also happy to work with schools organising a Competition based event or for Corresponding with classes over a set period.


E mail: to organise a personalised Author session for your class or any group of children.


Books are my bag

Maureen Urquhart lives in Blairgowrie and volunteers her time and talents for Mary’s Meals. When she advertised her “Made with Love” service I contacted Maureen to commission her to make book bags especially for my Corrie’s Capers book series.

Royal Blue
Royal Blue

Priced at £10 these book bags makes a fabulous gift and are available in 4 colours.

ALL profits from my book and bag sales are donated to Mary’s Meals. Check out the website shop!



‘Commended’ in the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW)Competition 2021

I am an indie author but engage the services of a professional illustrator, editor, typographer and have a team of people who help me make my picture books as good as they can be. I have entered my books in the Barbara Hammond Trophy, a competition hosted by SAW, for the last 3 years to receive unbiased, honest feedback from independent adjudicators. Although I’m always somewhat apprehensive, I know my writing can’t improve without this level of critique.

This competition is for all genres of books which have been self published and is judged on several elements from writing style, characterisation, the story, setting, overall impression, formatting, covers, editing, interior formatting to marketing. There is always a large entry and I was absolutely thrilled to hear ‘Corrie’s Curling Capers’ was “commended” in 2021.

“A lot of action and interest packed into such a small book. Gently educational and enjoyable for adult and child”

“Vivid, varied and enjoyable”

A keeper!” says the adjudicator, well that’s good enough for me :-)))))

I have the luxury of writing for pleasure and am truly delighted when people buy my books. The great news is that all the proceeds from Corrie’s Capers book sales help to feed and educate children living in desperate circumstances. Whether people buy my books because they want to support me, like West Highland Terriers, the Scottish theme or wish to donate to Mary’s Meals doesn’t matter, I am just really grateful for every sale.

Thank you!

(The Westie Fest was “highly commended” in the 2019 competition so the Corrie’s Capers series has done well.)

Corrie’s Art Competition

Over 40 entries were received from all over Scotland and as far south as Hull. Our judge, Mrs Jean Bowden, pored over the drawings and paintings and decided on our winners.

Meredith (Age 5) from Lamlash with her drawing of Corrie at Sannox Beach

Winner of the Age 6 and under category

Lucia from Bridge of Allan with her drawing of Corrie at Edinburgh Castle.

Winner Age 7 and over category

Kirsty Palmer with her picture of Corrie overlooking Holy Isle

Winner of the adult category

We had 2 Highly Commended Entries

Corrie visiting North Berwick and Corrie at Glen Rosa

Rowan age 6
Eva age 7
Corrie at Holy Isle by Sam age 8
Corrie at the Arran Cheese Shop by Hari age 9
Corrie and the Kelpies by Ava age 10
Corrie in my garden by Maya age 4
Corrie at Ostel Bay by Ola age 8

Alison also awarded two “well done” prizes

Corrie camping at the wigwams in Machrahanish by James age 7
Corrie by Noah age 7

Corrie’s Art Competition

Draw or paint a picture of Corrie visiting your favourite place in Scotland.

Two children’s prizes will be awarded – one for the best entry in the Age 6 and under and the other for Age 7 and over.

There is also an adult category!

We may not be able to travel around at the moment but think of where you enjoy visiting and take Corrie with you!

Closing date is extended to 20 January 2021

Entries can be e mailed to

or posted to:-

Corrie’s Capers, 11 Kinneil Park, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8JG

Children’s entries should include their name, age and be their own work. Please include contact details

The judge is Mrs Jean Bowden and her decision is final.

Westies & Besties

Thanks to Kim for this fab Corrie’s Capers feature in the December 2020 issue of Westies & Besties. The UK’s only magazine dedicated to West Highland Terriers and their owners.

The Westie Fest

Book review from Scottish Field in their December 2019 magazine.