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Highlands Scotland
About Me:
I'm a crofter - well, I have L plates on.
I spent 25 years in print/design - yes, some book publishing, though mainly educational. I quit the rat race and now raise sheep. I beta read for 2 published authors - science fiction and (oddly) romance. I am part way through a BSc in Science - thought it would make a change from design/art. I find I am becoming a keen collector of old tractors and am learning to become proficient with a JCB digger.

Hm - all this makes me seem rather - odd...
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Probably too many to list :
KV Forest
Manda Scott
J. McClellan
Kiera Delacroix
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I don't have time for many films - nearest cinema is a good 50 miles away. I rarely watch tv and anyway, who wants to know what is on UK tv?

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At 7:30am on February 9, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Thanks Ruth!

Best regards

At 10:12pm on January 20, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Ruth,

Thought you might like to view the video trailer for the ripper novel at


At 4:05am on January 12, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Your secret is safe with me Ruth!
At 3:56am on January 12, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Ruth, I know, I always told people, who would never believe me that we had some very mild winters up in Scotland when I lived there. As for the books I'm pleased that I'll have both e-book and paperback books availabel from this year, so fulfilling everyone's reading needs, I hope.

At 2:42am on January 12, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Ruth,

I finally heard from my publisher today with news on the paperback version of 'A Study in Red' which will be availble from teh end of the month and will have the ISBN 1-55404-527-4 It will then be able to be ordered through Amazon, W.H. Smith Online and any reputable online bookstore.

Hope the weather up there isn't too severe today. It's been bad down here in Yorkshire.

At 4:45pm on January 11, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
haha, I know what you mean Ruth. I'm not very technical myself, and my computer is about as hi-tech as I can manage as well. Still, there's a market out there and I try to do mybest to service it while there's a call for it. Actually a lot of disabled people can acces e-books a lot easier than they can 'hard copy' books these days.

At 5:47am on January 11, 2008, Darren Laws said…
The photography of your croft looks superb and your web site has a clean, well-design and uncluttered look. I am ashamed to say that I always use wysiwyg programs for lazy.
At 5:41am on January 11, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
I understand that Ruth, many people have an aversion to e-books, but they do have an appeal for just as many others. There's no real knack to it, you just read as much or as little as you want in one go, just as you would with a 'real' book, and many people read them from blackberrys and palm readers etc. which allow them to hold a library of thousands of books in one small device. I do hope you enjoy the paperbacks though when they come out. (I prefer the real thing too).

At 5:35am on January 11, 2008, Darren Laws said…
Hi Ruth, thanks for the comment and accepting my invitation. I am thoroughly enjoying my experience at Crimespace and getting to meet loads of really nice people. Congrats on quitting the rat race and settling in one of the most striking and beautiful places in the UK. Had a look at your website and that seems to be developing quite nicely too. Best wishes for 2008.
At 5:35am on January 11, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Ruth, I spent most of my time in Mexico on the Pacific coast of the state of Jalisco, moving inland to visit the 'real' Mexico. I managed to travel further afield as well and saw some of the most amazing sights it's been my privelege to view.


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