2nd December 2020

I’ve been seriously ill since 2017 but, at last, I’m feeling better and Staining the Soul has arrived. See the Book page on this website.

20th October 2019

I am delighted to appear on Linda Huber’s lovely blog. Read more to find out about the genesis of The Wolf of Dalriada stories! A monsoon in mid-Argyll and a chance encounter in a public library were involved.

9th July  2018

Really enjoyed reading extracts from The Wolf of Dalriada to an enthusiastic audience of afficionados this afternoon. This was all part of a workshop entitled Finding the Wolf within, designed to explore the nature of fiction when writing a debut novel. This ‘first’ was a contribution to Wirral Festival of Firsts eighth celebratory year. And I was very grateful to the organisers and @wirrallibraries for inviting me to participate.

A bit of a do!  

A mini Blog Tour for The Wolf of Dalriada! This is one of the most fashionable tools in the Novel Marketer’s box – with thanks to:

09.01.2018 Jane Davis, Author

24.02.2018 Faye Rogers, Book Blogger

27.03.2018 Jessie Cahalin, Author

09.04.2018 Tim Walker, Author

More to follow. And I hope to do a full-scale blog tour to launch my second Wolf of Dalriada story, Staining the Soul, in Spring 2021. Life will be going on in spite of Brexit and Covid-19.

On the road!


9th January 2018

Grateful to Jane Davis for this opportunity!

Virtual Book Club: Elizabeth Gates introduces The Wolf of Dalriada

29th November 2017

Reading a Christmas story for Heswall U3A on on-line Vintage Radio. Donkeys is the story of a Christmas miracle. Not a Wolf of Dalriada story, this is an optimistic contribution to a Christmas show.

9th October 2017

Wirral Libraries BookFest ‘Taming the Wolf within – from idea to publication‘.

How do you find an idea for a novel? How do you write 100,000 useable words? How do you share your finished product? In this talk, entitled ‘Taming the Wolf within . . . ‘, as the author of The Wolf of Dalriada  stories, I’ll be answering these and other questions.

14th August 2017

Oban – Gateway to the Inner Hebrides



The Wolf of Dalriada arrived at Oban Library, Argyll. A donation made in gratitude for help received when researching 18th Century Argyll.



26th July 2017

Vintage Radio hosts local authors reading poems and short stories on the Wirral.  I read Mary’s Marsh. This is not a Dalriada story. It re-tells a story of the Dee Estuary, Cheshire.

4th February  2017

St Valentine’s Month Book Signing for  The Wolf of Dalriada at award-winning independent bookshop, Linghams248 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG at 12 noon. I was there – ready to greet and sign. Thanks to all who came.

13th December 2016

Talk to U3A Neston about ‘Writing The Wolf of Dalriada‘. Q & A? I hope they will all have read it. Otherwise, it will be a very short talk. Or perhaps I’ll revisit the eternal principles of novel-writing!

9th December 2016

A busy week, joining useful organisations such as the Public Lending Rights Agency (dealing with borrowings of The Wolf of Dalriada from UK Public Libraries) and the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society. The ALCS is on the watch for photocopying and foreign borrowings.

17th October 2016

The Wolf of Dalriada is now on Kindle. See Amazon! Click for reviews too. And, if you like Malcolm Craig Lowrie, please add your own!

29th September 2016

The Wolf of Dalriada is on display in the Bedford Room at 11 Bedford Square – where my alma mater, Bedford College, began!   A neat feeling of universal connections. See also the on-line Books by Alumni Page of Higher Magazine . Press the Load More button until you reach the 29th September page!

16th September 2016

100 Print versions of The Wolf of Dalriada have arrived in my office. Another 400 are sitting in Troubador Books’ on-line book store. Stunning array of castles.

1st September 2016

Welcome to the commercial world of The Wolf of Dalriada.

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