Historical Dagger winner to share secrets at Moray Library

MORAY’S LIBRARIES WILL remain at the forefront when it comes to attracting leading authors to talk about their work.

Next in line by the service is the acclaimed author Shona MacLean, who is to visit the Lossiemouth Library later this month to share some of her secrets at an open session.

Shona, who publishes as S.G. MacLean, was born in Inverness and brought up in the Highlands before finishing her education at the University of Aberdeen. She began writing fiction while bringing up four children on the Banffshire coast – and has now returned to live in the Highlands.

Her first novel – The Redemption of Alexander Seaton’ – was short-listed for both the Saltire first book and the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Historical Dagger awards.

She then wrote ‘The Seeker’, the first of a new series set in London during the 17th Century – and for that won the CWA Historical Dagger in 2015.

A spokeswoman for the Moray Library Service said: “Lossiemouth Library is delighted that Shona MacLean has agreed to visit them to talk about her inspiration, the writing process, and much more.

“The session will take place at the Library on Saturday, February 18 at 2.30pm Admission to the session is free and all are welcome but places are limited so please reserve your place to avoid disappointment.

“For further information, and to reserve a place, contact the library on 01343 813334 or email lossiemouth.library@moray.gov.uk.”