Book-related sites

Alliance of Independent Authors
A professional body for indie authors. The Alliance was set up in 2012 by author Orna Ross. Linda Gillard was a founder member.

Dorothy Dunnett
A celebration of the life and work of Scots historical novelist, Dorothy Dunnett.

Linda pictured with the authors shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award, 2008. From l to r: Judith Lennox, Cecelia Aherne, Susanna Kearsley, Lesley Downer, Julia Gregson (winner) and Linda.

Effie Galletly - Quilter
The website of quilter and teacher Effie Galletly who makes quilts inspired by the Hebrides. The site includes a gallery of her stunning quilts and an excellent reading list.

Moniack Mhor
Moniack Mhor, near Beauly in the Highlands, is the only dedicated residential writing centre in Scotland. It runs courses in association with the Arvon Foundation.

Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover
An eclectic and entertaining UK book blog coming from Essex.

Rhapsodyinbooks' Weblog
An unusual US book blog written by a husband and wife team. Their interests include fiction (for both adults and children) and non-fiction (particularly biography, history, law and science).

Quirky book blog written by a young Oxford bibliophile.

The Bookbag
A book review website that hosts 2500 detailed, intelligent and honest reviews. The Bookbag also offers a manuscript critique and proof-reading service for a full novel or several chapters plus synopsis. Highly competitive (and negotiable) rates.
The literary equivalent of messages in bottles. Readers register books at and then leave them in public places for other readers to find. You can post a review on the website and track the progress of books out there "in the wild".
An information and bookselling site dedicated to Scottish books and writers.
Official website for the Hebrides, Scotland. Tourist information about the Hebridean islands, including North Uist, the setting for Linda Gillard's first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.
The professional organisation for authors of every kind of romantic fiction.

Linda talking about her books & quilts at Scone Library, Perthshire

Mental Health sites

Diagnosing Depression
A Guide to Depression & Mental Health in the UK.

Identifying Early Signs Of Mental Health Issues
How to identify the early signs of mental health issues.

An organisation set up to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. (Particularly supportive for carers.)

Linda pictured with her bestseller, The Memory Tree

Photographic Sites

Adam Burton
Award-winning landscape photographer who provided photographs for this website and the cover of EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.