Welcome, Orkney, Scottish romance
Gabrielle Barnby is an Orkney based writer of adult and children’s fiction, short stories and poetry. She is the author of The Oystercatcher Girl and The House With the Lilac Shutters and other stories.
Everyone tells stories. Every day we talk, describe, ponder, gossip and imagine life outside our own experience. My passion is to transform these glimpses and wonderings into stories.
My first novel, The Oystercatcher Girl, is set in the wild and beautiful landscape of the remote Orkney Islands, Scotland. Mystery, danger and romance spill from the pages.
In the medieval splendour of St Magnus Cathedral, three women gather to mourn the untimely passing of Robbie. But all is not as it seems: what is the relationship between the three women, and Robbie? What secrets do they hide? And who has really betrayed who?
My collection of short stories, The House with the Lilac Shutters and other stories, was longlisted in The Edge Hill Short Story competition, and has been warmly received by the Scottish press. Both books are published by ThunderPoint a small publisher that began life on the tumultuous shores of the western isles.
I’m taking part in an author event with Sara Bailey during the Orkney Book Festival on Friday 10th November at 8pm, Warehouse Buildings, Stromness. Afterwards I’ll also be introducing an open mic session with the Stromness Writing Group.
More information on the book festival is available from the GMB fellowship.