Avalina's debut novel due out later this year
Avalina's debut novel 'The AdderStane' is set on Fetlar; she's hoping to be published later this year. After moving to the island in 2009 she felt strangely drawn by the folklore; a book has been brewing for six years and was finally completed this year and is now with beta readers provided by Emergents.co.uk
XPO North/Emergents - Peter Urpeth is Avalina's mentor, all part of a program to assist authors living on the fringes.
(Peter Urpeth is co-founder and Director of 'Emergents' Community Interest Company, and works to nurture creative enterprise and talent across the Highlands and Islands. His work includes a focus on writing development in cross-media projects. Before engaging with writing and publishing, Peter Urpeth was a musician (pianist) working in radical and alternative musics, and continues activity in music for silent movies.)
With help from local voices, Avalina is recording a book trailer to promote the mysterious tale, but for now she's written a song as a teaser. Watch this space for her up and coming novel.