Author Archives: doug johnstone

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Official Sponsor of ‘Skelf’!

Look at this amazing gesture from Scotland Writers FC – I’m the official sponsor of the word ‘Skelf’! Put a massive grin on my face when I opened the letter. Thanks so much, gang. Find yersel’!

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A Box of Books

Always a great moment, I got my author copies in the post – sweeeeeeet.

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Signed Copies of The Big Chill

‪Ok folks, I was out and about yesterday, so both Porty Books and Toppings in Edinburgh now have signed copies of The Big Chill.‬ Go find them!

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Cover Feature in The Herald

Here I am in yesterday’s Herald magazine, standing in various unnatural poses. Lovely interview by Susan Swarbrick.

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Reading Between the Crime Book

Hey folks, if you’re at a loose end this Friday, I’m doing a turn at this cracking online festival, chatting with top blogger and crime fiction fan Lynsey Adams. Details below.

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Interview in The Courier

Here’s a lovely big interview with me in the weekend’s Courier, with lots of pics of me looking awkward, and one of me as a wee kid. Sweet.

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Online Launch for The Big Chill

Folks, I’m having an online launch for THE BIG CHILL on 20th August along with the mighty Val McDermid, whose latest Karen Pirie novel STILL LIFE is out the same day. We’ll be chatting about the books and everything else, … Continue reading

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The Great Silence, First Draft

It’s only a very rough first draft, but I’ve written the final part of The Skelfs trilogy, The Great Silence. I started this a month after my stroke and it feels like writing it has been very much part of … Continue reading

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The Big Chill Blog Tour

The Big Chill is having a wee adventure, swanning around all the best book bloggers for the next few weeks. Check out all the stops below. Fun!

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Lockdown Reflections

Here’s a thing I wrote for the Royal Literary Fund about my stroke and my time in lockdown.  

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