Welcome to my website. We are more than halfway through "Skyehag" the second book of our historical fiction trilogy based on life in Scotland in the very early 1700s.  My co-author,Albert Marsolais, is a brilliant retired Canadian scientist. Our first book is "The Convenient," which is what people called a mistress or kept woman during the early eighteenth century.  We alternated writing chapters using two voices and styles. My voice is  that of Elspeth MacLeod, a woman physician, fully trained in European universities, but unable to practice in Scotland because she is a woman. A proto-feminist if you will. She is determined to change things.

The male voice is written by Albert Marsolais, my co-author, who speaks for Malcolm Forrester, a physician from Edinburgh who is deeply involved in the new scientific view of medicine just beginning to gain credence. Malcolm and Elspeth meet in Torrport and become entangled in a web of murder, smuggling and politics.  It was great fun to create. 

Our second book, "Skyehag" takes Malcolm and Elspeth into the world of witchcraft in Scotland. 

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Elspeth books that are going into reprint.