Jan 24, 2013

In following with the last post. Platform505 continues to honor Three Things You Need to Know about Rockets with an AWESOME article/interview by the equally AWESOME Tamsin Anderson.  I’m blushing to be called brave. Click HERE to read!

 Dec 10, 2013

So pleased to be included in Platform 505’s best book recommendations this year! You can see the full list of must-reads by Alison Bathgate here.

Oct 28, 2013

“Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets” goes German!  Thanks to Reiner Luyken’s for his article in Die Zeit: http://www.zeit.de/2013/42/schottland-literaturfestival-wigtown


Oct 7, 2013

My article, “Rise of the Nerd Bird: When Geek Chic Goes Girly” was featured on Hello Giggles! So pleased to have the excuse to celebrate 10 women that I hugely admire: http://hellogiggles.com/the-rise-of-the-nerd-birds-when-geek-chic-goes-girly 


Sept 4, 2013

Huffington Post features my blog – about creating a path of your own making – on their careers page!  Click HERE to read!



Aug 31, 2013

Lovely review of “Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets” in Bookish Affair! Click HERE.

Aug, 28, 2013

“Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets” reviewed in Oprah Magazine South Africa!  Lovely review by Kirsty Carden.


Aug, 21, 2013

Joined the excellent host Luke Abaffy at Author Feasts for a chat about writing, books and how to get a publisher to beg you to write a book! (Answer, leave your job and move to a bookshop in South West Scotland!).  See the interview HERE.


Aug, 05, 2013

The countdown to the American edition of “Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets” begins in style!  Read about the book in “Avenue”, Manhattan’s must-read magazine HERE!


July, 04, 2013

Zoe Bestel’s new single, and our video collaboration launched!  View here.


June, 30, 2013

So excited to announced our short film, “Birth”,  has been accepted to the Woods Hole Festival – Filmmakers Mag rated as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world!  Come join us for the screening on Aug. 1st, 7pm, heading off their “Close Encounter” series.  Tickets almost sold out! Find out more info here.


April, 05, 2013

My journey (blushing slightly) and my book covered in BBC News!  Lovely video done by Franz Strasser: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21472543


Feb, 16, 2013

Sharing a memory of my grandfather, Zayda in Yiddish, with The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/fiveminute-memoir-jessica-fox-remembers-her-quiet-reserved-grandfather-8493695.html


Feb, 14, 2013

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than guest blogging on Gransnet sharing a romance with and love of place: http://www.gransnet.com/blogs/love-letters


Feb, 06, 2013

Visited London for a whirlwind trip to join BBC Midweek with Libby Purves.  Still have no idea what i’ve done to earn a place next to such amazing people.  Enjoyed every minute with my fellow guests Scott Albrecht, Dr. Bertolt Meyer and Trader Faulkner and was so enchanted with Trader’s stories that you can clearly hear me laughing through most of the interview.  If you missed it you can listen to an EXTRACT or the FULL EPISODE.

Jan, 31, 2013

Having grown up in awe of the BBC World Service, I was beyond excited, and very nervous, to be interviewed by THE Matthew Bannister on the Outlook program.  Wigtown, hello world..:BBCWorld Service


Jan, 20, 2013

Drove to Dumfries in a winter wonderland of snow, sat in a room by myself (not unusual) and chatted away – voila, radio magic!  Joined the lovely Claire English on the BBC Book Cafe, along with authors Peter May and Joanna Trollope, to talk about  “Three Things You Know About Rockets”: BBC-BOOK CAFE


Jan, 12, 2013

Reviews starting to come in…

The Times (UK)

We Love This Book


Jan, 12, 2013

Fantastic interview (my favorite so far!) by ever-talented Lee Randell featured in The Scotsman.  What a good afternoon – excellent conversation over fish and chips – wish we had hours more to gab about life, writing, relationships and yes, Mary Poppins.  Her piece is so well written, her reading of the book keen and thoughtful, and she seems, like magic, to fit something that feels like ME into article form.

Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets also in The Guardian today! And serialized in the Daily Mail.


Jan, 09, 2013

Edinburgh Waterstones tour for the book. 5 stores, 1 day with John (thank you!) and armed with a chocolate salted caramel brownie. Limited signed copies in stock!



Jan, 05, 2013

What is the Herald in Scotland reading this week? Rockets!
Jan, 03, 2013

Released today in select stores – it’s not just in my head!


Jan 03, 2013

To ring in the New Year, with only a week to go, we have the wonderful and oh-so talented Zoe Bestel…


Dec 27, 2012

So lucky to have the very talented James Murray doing our Thursday Rocket’s countdown…


Dec 20, 2012

For this week’s countdown, we’re on the Great Book Search in The Bookshop:


Dec 13, 2012

Meet Anne, manager of the Wigtown Book Festival.  Countdown to Rocket’s continues…


Dec 06, 2012

Thursday’s Rockets’ countdown featuring Scad, the owner of the Littlest Biggest Shop in town…


Nov 29, 2012

First Rocket’s video to mark the countdown  – 42 Days to Launch…now just 6 more to go…