An interview with journalist Margaret Chrystall for ‘What’s On’, Highlands and Islands area:
ONE of a new generation of “indie authors”, Flora Kennedy has spent a lifetime in professional writing but now enjoys presenting her creative work with her own stamp.
After a career that began as a teen journalist in the south of Scotland before a shift into advertising copywriting that took her across the world, Flora had to come home to write her novel The Wild Folk.
“I had written poetry and short stories while I was living in Australia and New Zealand,” she said. “But storytelling in the Highlands seeps into your bones and, now I’m back in Scotland, my writing feels different from what I did over there. It’s as if I’m writing in a different voice.”