Today on my blog I have a guest post by Kate Donne, author of Bobby ‘Chicken Legs’ Muldoon: Fame and Fortune in the Gorbals.
Robert James Muldoon. That’s me. Sixteen years auld, four feet three wi bright red hair an legs like a chicken…’
It’s 1969 and Bobby, as he is usually known, has spent the last year dealing with one crisis after another. He’s a Gorbals’ boy though so with sheer determination and a witty sense of humour he’s moving on. Thanks to some carefully considered action plans and the support of Jeannie, the love of his life, Bobby has so far overcome every obstacle in his path. Now he and Jeannie have a plan to create a good life for themselves. Will Bobby finally become a confident, successful young man? Or will he go one step further and find…
Fame and Fortune in The Gorbals?
Kate Donne lives in Dollar, Clackmannanshire with her Welsh husband Steve, her dog Brodie, two tractors and eight chickens! Kate runs her own personal development company, and spends her spare time writing.
She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow with a BA Degree in Dramatic Studies and was awarded The Dorothy Innes Prize, The Arnold Fleming travelling scholarship and The Charles Brooke memorial prize.
Kate has spent many years involved in the arts and has been a professional singer, a director of musical theatre and an actress in many plays and musicals. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and she was shortlisted for The Tarbert Book Festival writing competition 2017 with her short story Frae a Haggis.
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Kate’s Guest Post on Location
Kate Donne was born in Edinburgh and spent her teenage years in Stirling. She now lives in Dollar, Clackmannanshire with Welsh husband Steve, their dog, Brodie and eight chickens!
In 1988, Kate secured a place at The Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. There, she won three major awards and graduated with a BA degree in Dramatic Studies. She then took on the role of Project Director for The Living History Tourism Programme in Stirling. Working with a large team of actors, she directed a variety of dramatic performances featuring historical Scottish characters.
A few years later Kate formed her own personal development company, combining drama and business skills and has been designing and delivering corporate workshops at home and abroad for over 25 years.
Kate never intended to be a writer. It started when she began writing humorous ‘weegie’ poems and short stories. Her work was published in a couple of anthologies and that was the point when she decided to take her writing to the next level.
Last year, her short story Frae a Haggis was shortlisted in The Tarbert Book Festival Short Story competition.
Kate has spent the last two years working on The Bobby Muldoon Trilogy. The three book titles in the trilogy are ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Bobby ‘Chicken Legs’ Muldoon (2016) ‘Life and Love in The Gorbals (2017) and Fame and Fortune in The Gorbals (2018)
All three books have now been published and have received many five star reviews on Amazon. To finalise the writing journey, Kate’s complete trilogy ‘Life in The Gorbals’ will be released in November.