Best-selling author speaks at Alloa campus

Diane, Lin and Lisa at Alloa LRC

Best-selling author speaks at Alloa campus

Best selling Scottish crime fiction author Lin Anderson read from her latest novel – Follow The Dead – at Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus this week as part of Book Week Scotland 2017.

More than 50 staff, students and local members of the public packed into the Learning Resource Centre at the Campus on the afternoon of Tuesday 28 November, as the author also talked about her life working in Nigeria, becoming a teacher, and gave examples of where her extensive research takes her.

Lin – who is also an organiser and co-founder of the Bloody Scotland crime writing book festival held every year in Stirling - also took time to give answer questions from the audience, give advice and sign copies of her new book.

Lin, said: “I really enjoyed that today it was great fun. It is always great to get an opportunity to talk with younger people about writing.”

And Lin had a special memory of the college: “When we were organising the first Bloody Scotland festival, we asked some Media Studies students to come up with a logo for the festival and one came up with the splash of blood design showing a map of Scotland. This was such a wonderful design and the student whose idea that was, keeps on coming back to the festival as a volunteer each year.”

Lisa McLaren, FVC’s Learning Services Coordinator, said: “Lin was great and really inspiring. I got the feeling that the students who were there really engaged with her. This is the second year we have held events like this and there is even more happening this year with cookery writer Kirsten Gilmour speaking on Thursday 30 November at the Stirling Campus and the Book Fair up and running. It is going from strength to strength.”

 

Lin reads from her latest book
Lin Anderson in full flow

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