Local Talent

We ask local geeks, they answer…

Aug 142013
Geekzine creator discusses debut novel at Edinburgh Book Festival

Geekzine UK founder, Andrew Jamieson, will be reading from and discussing his debut novel, The Vengeance Path, on Wednesday 14th August, at 5pm, alongside fellow debut author, Damien Love, who will be reading from his book, Like Clockwork. Both author’s works are eBooks, and the event is billed as ‘Future Books’ – expect discussion to […]

Jul 292013
Q & A with 'The Vengeance Path' author Andrew Jamieson

The Vengeance Path is an epic tale of war, politics and (of course) revenge that was released as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.co.uk at the beginning of July, by Edinburgh-based e-publisher Thistle In The Kiss.  Since then it has been a regular presence in the Kindle top 100 Steampunk Bestseller list. Blending high fantasy with […]

Jun 222013
Doug Johnstone Q&A: Summer 2013

Doug Johnstone’s latest novel, Gone Again, is an Edinburgh-set thriller that has made quite the impact with critics and sales alike. Doug took time out from his hectic schedule to answer Geekzine editor Andy Jamieson’s pesky questions.    Andy Jamieson: What was the inspiration for Gone Again? And was the plot for Gone Again something that […]

Apr 022013
Gone Again by Doug Johnstone

Doug ‘Troubadour’ Johnstone is an author on the rise. You may know his name from his novels Hit & Run, Smokeheads, The Ossians, or even his debut Tombstoning. Or perhaps from his journalistic work for the Big Issue or The List. Gone Again is his latest hit novel, published by Faber & Faber in trade […]

Mar 182013
Jonathan Taylor, Café W Edinburgh manager, Q & A: March 2013

Café W is a relatively new enterprise, launched as part of the refurbishment of the Waterstones brand, last year. There are only a handful of these Waterstones-run coffee shops, and the Edinburgh West End branch is one of these select few. Jonathan Taylor is the manager of Café W Edinburgh West End, and he took time out […]

Feb 262013
Q&A with Simon Hynd, director of Bob Servant Independent eps 4 to 6

Simon Hynd is a director on the rise. This Edinburgh-based graduate of Napier University, and winner of a Scottish BAFTA (for Short Film in 2004) for Tumshie McFadgen’s Bid For Ultimate Bliss, is now a veteran television and commercials director, with one feature to his name: Senseless, a horror film adapted from the book of […]