A Lewis publisher is seeing their latest children’s fiction title touring Scotland’s bookshops, after attracting attention at the Edinburgh book festival last week (Saturday August 11th).

North Galson-based Cranachan Publishing produces historical fiction for children, set in Scotland, but their latest title is an eco-thriller set in the Hebrides.  Inverness author Barbara Henderson has previous titles published with Cranachan, Fir For Luck and Punch, both already used in Scottish schools.

Published on Thursday 9th August, Wilderness Wars explores the idea that nature might fight back in a tense adventure story. Barbara said: “Wilderness Wars really explores the issue of keeping our wild places just that: wild. Out of all my unpublished manuscripts, it was my favourite.”

Cranachan Publishing's Anne Glennie said: “An eco-thriller set in the Hebrides is a timely lesson and a cautionary tale in how we should respect nature and our environment. It an ideal book to encourage study and discussion of how to protect our wild spaces and the place we call home, as part of topic work or eco-school projects. The most important thing though is the story, a high-thrill, pacey plot full of action.'

Wilderness Wars is being launched with meet-the-author events at Edinburgh Museum on Thursday (August 16th), the Nairn bookshop on August 22nd and Waterstones in Inverness on August 30th.