Ailish Sinclair Bio
Ailish Sinclair trained as a dancer and taught dance for many years, before working in schools to help children with special needs. A short stint as a housekeeper in a castle fired her already keen interest in untold stories of the past and she sat down to research and write.
She now lives beside a loch with her husband and two children where she writes and dances (yes still, chronic medical conditions allowing, pah!) and eats rather too much chocolate.
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The latest book, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, released 21st September 2022.
See the article Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.
Ailish’s debut novel, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, features the 1597 Scottish witchcraft panic, a castle, a stone circle and a handsome Laird.
Her second historical novel, FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, was inspired by the 600 children who were kidnapped from Aberdeen during the 1740s and sold into indentured servitude.
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Elsewhere on the web
- Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.
- On Women Writers, Women’s Books: Doctors and Deadlines: Writing with Chronic Illness.
- Historical novel focusing on kidnapping of Aberdeen children to be published from the Evening Express.
- Ailish’s article Researching Historical Fiction: Immersing Oneself in the Past on Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books.
- Ailish’s piece 10 Mystical and Magical Sites in Aberdeenshire on the official tourism site for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
- Fraserburgh Author Ailish to Publish New Novel from The Fraserburgh Herald.
- New book by Fraserburgh author highlights horrific extent of witch trials in Scotland from the Press and Journal
- Interview over on Relationships are Complicated.com here
- Interview for the Indie Spotlight on Sue’s Musings
- The Wee Writing Lassie asked Ailish 7 intrusive questions recently! Go to her blog to see them.
- The Wee Writing Lassie asked Ailish 7 impertinent questions!
- Novels by North-east author tell unheard stories from the past on the Trainee Journalist blog.
- Ruby Red interviewed Ailish for the Bookly blog here
- Ailish’s guest blog The Vanishing Laird on Willow Winsham’s ‘The Witch, the Weird, and the Wonderful’.