Gwen Kirkwood


I have written 17 sagas and six light romances. Eventually I hope to upload most of them to the internet.
I have been a member of the Romantic Novelists Association for many years and won the Elizabeth Gouge trophy when it was resurrected in the year 2000. I participate in several email groups for writers, including Writers Scotland. I am on Facebook and Linkedin but confess I am not very active. Usually most of my time at the computer is spent writing fiction. I have a blog at where you cans see more details of my life and books.

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I live in Scotland UK but I went to school in Yorkshire and college in Lancashire. My background is in dairy farming and Scottish farming is the background in most of my novels.

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  • Night Watcher on April 29, 2011
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    The Night Watcher, 29 April 2011 By Gwen Kirkwood – Dumfries. The Night Watcher has arrived in the city of Dundee ahead of Julie Chalmers and he has already chosen his next victim. He has a terrifying conviction that he is right in his pursuit, but this is not the first murder he has committed. A gripping story about people who appear quite normal, that is until you discover some of them have chillingly darker depths, demanding your attention and an urge to uncover the facts. Julie has been told of her estranged husband’s death. In her own mind she is convinced there is only one person to blame and she is determined to seek revenge so she moves into the flat above the one where he died and sets out to pursue and punish her. Chris Longmuir is a prize winning author and an expert at creating the sort of atmosphere to send shivers down your spine as you follow Julie on her journey around the city. Too late the detective in charge realises he has made a grave error. Could Julie herself become a victim of The Night Watcher? Enjoy trying to figure out the twists and turns of Longmuir’s clever plotting, but be prepared for a final surprise
  • A Salt Splashed Cradle on June 18, 2011

    Review by: GWEN KIRKWOOD on Jun. 18, 2011 : (Remove) Apart from the attention gripping storyline the aspects of this novel which drew me in were Chris Longmuir's descriptions and her creation of atmosphere, almost making me believe I was on the whaling ship, sharing the fear and excitment, climbing up, far above the heaving waves. I could almost feel the stifling heat of the small fishermen's cottage and see the young woman sharing the box bed with her mother-in-law. No privacy at the birth of her child. Early on we feel the tensions of a stranger who does not fit into the close knit community, but whose beauty attracts too much attention from the son of the laird as well as those closer to home. The novel also captures the complex emotions and tensions between a young mother and her child, and Belle and her mother-in-law. A good story and a slice of history.