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Friday, April 21, 2017

Rannoch Moor, Rob Roy, Rankin, and Rowling

Rannoch Moor - one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. It is a beautiful outdoor space stretching out far north and west from Rannoch Station. We traveled this road to Glencoe which you can read more about by clicking the link below.

Ian Rankin - Ian James Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels. https://www.ianrankin.net/

Rob Roy – Robert MacGregor, known as Roby Roy (Red Robert) from the color of his hair, grew up as a herdsman near Loch Arklet. After a series of harsh winters, he took to raiding richer Lowland propertiesto feed his clan, and was declared an outlaw by the Duke of Montrose who burned his house to the ground. After this, Rob Roy’s Jacobite sympathies became  inflamed by his desire to avenge the crime. Plundering the duke’s lands and repeatedly escaping from prison earned him a reputation similar to that of England’s Robin Hood.

J. K. Rowling - Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE, FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. If you click on her name in the links below this post, you can see some of her haunts that I visited, as well as some of her inspirations for the famous series. To learn more: https://www.jkrowling.com/

As a thank-you to the blogging community, and to celebrate one year since its publication, I am offering FREE e-pub copies of my western short story “Broken Angel” from now through April 30. If you would like to receive a copy, simply email me at writinginwonderland(at)gmail(dot)com

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