Hairdresser cuts it as an author
Doune crime writer Vicki Clifford was the guest at a meeting of Callander and West Perthshire Rotary Club.
President Peter Ireland welcomed Vicki Clifford to speak and she entertained members with a talk about her route to becoming an author.
Members enjoyed hearing how she trained as a hairdresser while working her way through university and achieving a PhD, leading to a career as an academic at Stirling University.
But her varied experience has stood her in good stead in her foray into the literary world.
Peter said:“In a major change in direction, Vicki left academia - but not hairdressing - to turn to crime, writing her first mystery novel.
“After trying to find a publisher she decided to self publish her book under the name V Clifford and now she has published four books in a crime series featuring her hairdresser heroine Viv Fraser.
“After an excellent talk Ken Stewart thanked Vicki on behalf of the audience.” More about Vicki Clifford and her books can be found on her website, www.v.clifford.com.
For more about the club go to www. callander.rotary1010.org or on Facebook.
Anyone who would like to attend a meeting can go along any Tuesday evening to Callander Golf Club. For more about membership contact Derek House on 01877 330103.