Ex-pat Scot Aefa Mulholland travels around the U.S., persuading bemused Americans to teach her how to be a better Scot. From learning how to do Scottish Country Dancing in Honolulu to attempting golf for the first time on a rattlesnake-infested desert sand golf course in a trailer park in Arizona to learning to play the bagpipes in New Orleans, she learns about what it means to be Scottish, what it means to be Scottish-American and what it means to be at home such a long way from home.
Aefa Mulholland sets off on a grand tour of terrible town taglines, suspect state slogans and poorly picked mottoes from Indonesia to Illinois to Ireland to see if the slogan fits or if she can come up with something better. Her travels take her from Lincoln, Oregon, officially “A Great Place To Try New Things” (where she attempts things she’s never tried before, including kiteboarding, speaking Arabic and crochetting) to Canada’s Prince Edward Island which promises “Once You Get here, You’ll Understand,” (and she works her way through a list of things that have always baffled her, such as algebra and the appeal of cheese strings), and on through an array of eyebrow-raising claims, alleged capitals and quirky corners of the world. Out October 2016.
Aefa Mulholland recounts the story of her family’s adoption of a tiny, talkative three-year-old from the other side of town, from his first words to her to his final goodbye, in the heartwarming and heartbreaking Chicken & Hen.
A tale of extreme cat-sitting. A crumbling villa on the flanks of a volcano off the coast of Morocco, a serial celebrity-marrying former supermodel turned yoga diva, 20 mostly white, mostly blue-eyed cats and every single thing that could possibly go wrong…
COMING DECEMBER 2015
An ex-pat Scot wades deep into America’s Mid-South in search of her lost Scottishness, encountering processions of pampered ducks, vats of barbecue and Miss Tennessee en route.