Past speakers at Weegie Wednesday include: James Robertson, Maggie Swinburne, My Weekly Features editor; Rally and Broad; David Ross, non-fiction writer; Alan Grant, comic book writer; David Greig, playwright; Chris Brookmyre, crime writer; Michael Malone, crime writer; Sara Sheridan, fiction writer; Shari Low, journalist and fiction writer; Barry Gornell, fiction writer; Kirsty Logan, fiction writer and poet; Jean Rafferty, fiction writer; Eleanor Yule, film maker; Caron MacPherson, bookshop manager; Sophie Cooke, fiction writer; Rosemary Goring, literary critic and non-fiction writer; James Aldridge, bookseller and events organiser; David Simons, fiction writer; Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland; Gordon Brown, fiction writer and marketing specialist; Duncan Furness, bookseller; Richard Warden, film producer; Alex Gray, crime writer and poet; Iain Banks, fiction writer and Ian Rankin, crime fiction writer, Linda Strachan, The Society of Authors, Sue Reid Sexton, Sinclair and Kim Macleod of Indie Authors World.
Terrace Bar, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD.
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Three things combined to inspire Lin Anderson's first novel 'Driftnet' which launched the Rhona MacLeod series. The first was the terrible event of the Dunblane shooting and the talk she listened to that same evening by a social worker who revealed information about three paedophile rings operating in Glasgow. The second was the influence of her father, a CID officer in Greenock, whose big fear was that he might turn up at a scene of crime and discover one of his three daughters was the victim. The third was the revelation that the former MP Clare Short had a child she gave up for adoption.
Lin's character, the forensic expert Rhona MacLeod, arrives at a murder scene only to find that the teenage victim looks so like her, she thinks he may be the son she gave up for adoption seventeen years before.
At our event this month, Lin will talk about crime writing, and where she gets her inspiration from and various research methods.
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