About the Author
Mhairead MacLeod was born in Scotland and now lives in Australia. She practised as a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer.
Her novel, The False Men, won and was short-listed for, two national manuscript awards before being acquired by ThunderPoint Publishing (UK) in 2017.
Her latest historical novel is set for release in 2023. Before being acquired for publication, the manuscript won and was short-listed for, two national and international screenwriting awards.
Press enquiries, review copies and orders:
2020 BOOK TOUR
2018 BOOK BLOG TOUR for The False Men
27 August – 2 September
2017 BOOK TOUR—SCOTLAND
28 September 2017, 6pm INVERNESS
WATERSTONES, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, Scotland
5 October 2017, 7pm LOCHMADDY
TAIGH CHEARSABHAGH MUSEUM & ARTS CENTRE, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
12 October 2017, 7pm GLASGOW
WATERSTONES, 351-355 Byres Road, Glasgow, Scotland
From the Blog
Writing about a pandemic, a hundred years later.
I’ve just returned from the autumn-coloured villages of Europe. It was a dual mission – part novel research, part holiday. I was on the trail of medieval monks, amongst other things, and came across some wonderful sites. (The view above is of the Danube Valley from...
When I was young, I lived in Africa.
Indie publishing companies are usually small enough, or independent enough, to have the desire to really care about their lists’ longevity.
Our trip to beautiful Norway inspired my latest novel (work in progress). Here’s a film clip of the gorgeous sights.
The Outlander craze is real. I think most people understand this refers to the novel and television series created by one of the most successful writers in recent times, Diana Gabaldon. Even before the television series, Gabaldon’s novels were huge sellers. The main...
When I met the False Men, the standing stones which inspired the title of my novel, they were hidden by millenia of peat.
When I researched my novel, ‘The False Men’, I found that the ‘voluntary’ removals attributed to famine was often the accepted version, rather than the active resistance by affected groups against their conditions.
The following is extracted from my blog published in the travel blogspot: Are my feet in the way? When I was researching for my novel, The False Men, I took a trip back to the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, where my family once lived. The visit began with a ferry ride...
I'm thrilled to say that my current manuscript, BIRD and SHADOW, has been selected for the 2019 Screen Queensland/ QWC Adaptable Awards. The story is inspired by a pioneering nurse in the early twentieth century. It dramatizes as lived experience, the successes of...