It was a thrill for me to be invited to give a talk to the Huntly Writers in Scotland in August. It was special for me as I first started writing about Detective Annie Macpherson when I was on holiday in Huntly many years ago. I was writing while my husband was fishing. We were staying at the Greenmount B&B, operated by Evelyn Manson and her husband George. As I got talking to George it turned out that he had been in the police and was very gracious in letting me interview him and an ex-colleague of his. From that I established Annie’s background as a native of Huntly and she came alive for me. I also thought of George as Annie’s grandfather. Huntly Writers enjoyed hearing about the Huntly connection to my character. Sadly, George Manson passed away shortly after our visit in August, but for me a part of him will always live on in my character.
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