A published freelance journalist for 25 years – in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers – Elizabeth Gates has at last turned to fiction. Her novel, The Wolf of Dalriada, is a foray into writing historical adventure with more in the pipeline. The second story in the series, Staining the Soul, is set in Revolutionary France and remote Argyll and is due for publication in early 2019. A third story in the series is now being written. While writing, Elizabeth has also been invited by library-led local Arts & Book festivals to present on where she finds ideas and what she does with them. These presentations are entitled 'Finding tge Wolf within'. References are available. When not writing, or teaching writing, Elizabeth enjoys reading, travel, family and friends. She misses her labradors a lot.