A Lasswade woman is set to launch her first children’s novel.
Parenting class provider Moira Cormack’s first book is The Witch of Land and Sea.
She said: “I had never written until I went on a creative writing holiday, where I wrote the first bit for this book.
“I didn’t realise I was writing a book at the time. I was completely taken in by it.
“I then joined Tyne and Esk Writers Group, who were a huge help.”
Moira continued: “Six months later I sat down and started to write the book. It’s for children aged 8-15.
“It took a year. I just lived in the story and just wrote and wrote and wrote.
“Then I sent it off and got a publisher straight away. So I was quite lucky.
“I hope it does really well. I’m really pleased with it and I’m hoping that Midlothian will support me.”