Local author Colette Coen who won the Eileen Gilmour Award, run by East Renfrewshire libraries on two occasions has just published her first novel All the Places I’ve Ever Been, which is available in paperback or ebook format from Amazon, where one reviewer said: “A real page turner, a gripping story filled with characters I really cared about & what was going to happen to them.”
All the Places I’ve Ever Been is set in the 1980s, so it’s full of nostalgia. Meg starts her journey at the Glasgow Apollo, but soon leaves with an Australian rock band to tour around the world with them. Each chapter takes her to a new city, with her falling in love, and confronting demons from her past along the way.
Colette says: “I gave up my career as a Further Education lecturer a few years ago to concentrate on writing, so it’s really exciting to hold my first novel in my hands.”
Colette, who has twice been shortlisted for the New Writers’ Award by the Scottish Book Trust, is now working on her second novel, and still writes short stories, many of which are available online and at her blog firstname.lastname@example.org.