Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Last Ferry to Bute has arrived!

Copies of my new Bute novel 'Last Ferry to Bute' have arrived and I've been busy arranging a book signing at the Print Point bookshop in Rothesay for the 29th October... and trying to sort out copies for the various outlets,so it's been a frantic few days.

I'm pleased with the cover,as it's exactly the image I hope to convey for this novel and am grateful to Richard Home for his permission to use his photos of the Bute ferry. Mine are not up to this standard, I'm afraid!

The blurb on the back cover reads:

Something strange is going on at the Hereuse Nursing home on the Isle of Bute. One of the residents, Jessie McAdam, thinks her life is in danger. Alison Cameron, who is reluctantly arranging a college reunion on the island, agrees to find out what is causing her mother’s old friend, Jessie, such concern. Before long Alison finds herself involved in a series of mysterious deaths. Meanwhile Alison’s daughter, Deborah, has started a new job at the Regius Gallery, owned by an antiques dealer whose activities are suspicious. Can Alison find out what is happening before it’s too late?

I have managed to finish and to send the next novel (which has nothing to do with Bute) to my editor. A breathing space would be good,especially as some of the entries for the Scottish Association of Writers' conference in March 2012 have to be in by the end of November.
I envy those writers who can work on several projects concurrently -I'm afraid I might mix up the characters and have them straying from one novel to the other.


  1. Oh, can't wait to read this, Myra! The cover is brilliant.

  2. Hi Myra! I popped back again to leave my comment - because last time I was here blogger was playing up and wouldn'y let me. Grrrrr!

    Anyway- I love the cover -it really is eyecatching. Many congrats! xx

  3. Thanks, Janice. I was pleased that Richard Home let me use his photos-mine weren't very good!

  4. Congratulations, Myra! The cover is brilliant - so atmospheric. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  5. Thanks for all the kind comments -I really enjoyed writing it!

  6. Dear Myra, I'm trying to contact Richard Home, the local fisherman whose photo you used, but the contact details I have for him don't seem to work now - would you be able to put him in touch with me (or vice versa)? My e-mail is
    Thank you - Iain Murray, School of Computing, University of Dundee.