I’ll be appearing at the the book launch for “Looking For Lockerbie“. I co-wrote some of the book along with Melissa Chessher and Lawrence Mason Jr who will also be on hand to read bits and to discuss the project. Also, there will be complimentary wine.

Word Power: 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Friday March 6th, 7:00pm

Through stunning photographs and personal vignettes, Looking for Lockerbie introduces to the world some of Lockerbie’s most engaging personalities, events, and places: its last milk delivery man, its boy racers, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, and many of the castles, ancient stone sites, and Roman landmarks that make this borderland town historically significant. The book celebrates the connection between a Scottish town and an American university, forged from the grief and sorrow arising from a single horrific air disaster.


Lawrence Mason Jr. is professor of visual and interactive communications in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Lawrence Mason Jr.’s photographs have appeared in publications such as the New York Times and U.S. News and World Report.


Associate professor Melissa Chessher is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. She serves as chairperson of the Magazine Department and director of the graduate program in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Ryan Van Winkle is the Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh City Libraries.


Check out the short intro video, or read up on Looking for Lockerbie on the Daily Record and The Independent websites.