Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.
Articles by Suse Coon:

Max and Zap at the Museum

An exciting treasure hunt through Scotland’s past features in another fun children’s book by Molly MacPherson.

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Scottish Opposites for Tinies

We’ve already had Colours, Things That Go, Weather, Numbers and Animals from Floris Books. Now we have Scottish Opposites.

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Picture Kelpies Series

The Picture Kelpies Series for 3-6 year old book lovers is going from strength to strength with Speed Bonnie Boat, Ollie and the Otter and The Island and the Bear.

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The GFG in Scots

Yes, before you raise your eyebrows at me, that is the famous children’s book by Roald Dahl book but translated into Scots it becomes the Guid Freendly Giant. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, there is renewed interest in his work and the GFG is the most recent of a series of Scots language books from the remarkable imprint that is Itchy Coo.

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Spellchasers – Lari Don

I’ve just read what I’m sure is going to be the next ‘big thing’ in children’s books – the first of the Spellchasers series, by Lari Don.

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The Unlikely Time Traveller

Third Time Lucky

The Unlikely Time Traveller is the third book in Janis Mackay’s time-travelling trilogy. There is a nice logic in having had a time traveller come to them in the first book, and having travelled backwards themselves in the second, they travel forward in this final one. Read the rest of this entry »

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