Gill-Marie Stewart

About Me

Gill PhotoI was brought up in England and South Africa, and also worked in Zimbabwe and France before moving finding the perfect country – Scotland. I am lucky enough to live on a remote croft on the west coast. Amazing place! I love walking, especially down to the sea or through the forest, trying (and usually failing) to persuade three elderly dogs to accompany me. When not walking, I prefer to spend my time reading or writing – bliss!

I have been writing YA and romantic fiction for more years then I care to remember and am delighted to be doing so full-time now.

My Books

MUSIC  LIES_FRONT_150dpi webMusic and Lies (George and Finn book 1)

It started with a lie …

At fifteen, George Wray knows she is far too old for family holidays. So she tells her parents one little lie. Which leads to her joining step-sister Becky at the amazing Forest Music Festival. And to meeting gorgeous, secretive Finn. Then having to tell one or two more lies …

Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one who’s lying.

For Finn the Forest Festival means unwelcome memories and dangerous deals. He’s worried about Beck and knows the last person she should have brought along is her pretty, naïve little sister. His plan was to keep his head down and leave everyone to deal with their secrets.

But how can he do that now?

BRIGHT LIGHTS  LIES_FRONT2Bright Lights and Lies (George and Finn book 2)

Big city, good times … right?

It’s the start of the summer holidays and George and Finn want to get together again – if their families will stop getting in the way. And if the truth doesn’t work, maybe a few white lies will help things along.

George wants to experience the excitement of a big city (and find out if she and Finn really are an item). Finn wants something to distract him from his fussy aunt and his memories.

They’ve got enough problems of their own, but somehow they can’t help getting entangled in other people’s – especially when some people seem to be telling very big lies indeed.


NO MORE LIES_FRONT_150dpi copyNo More Lies (George and Finn book 3)

Time to tell the truth?

Finn is not happy when dippy Aunt Lulu drags him off to spend Christmas on a community farm in the Scottish Highlands. Things look up when his girlfriend George joins them, though. Finn needs to start making some decisions about his life, but when abandoned dogs turn up on the doorstep, and Aunt Lulu starts revealing uncomfortable truths, it all gets a bit overwhelming …

George can’t sort out what is going on with her and Finn, so she concentrates on getting to the bottom of the mystery dogs. Impulsive and unpredictable as always, her actions lead her and Finn into danger once again.

No more lies: it’s time for George and Finn to tell the truth about their feelings and move forward. But will that be together or apart?

pranha book10 Books I Can’t Live Without

Jo Of The Chalet School – Elinor M Brent-Dyer (my all-time favourite introduction to the world of girls, bought for me by my sister when I was 7.  It’s set in Austria, which for years I read as Australia.  It gave me a very confused idea of world geography.)

Adorkable – Sarra Manning

I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith

Venetia – Georgette Heyer

This Rough Magic – Mary Stewart

The Harper’s Quine – Pat McIntosh

Light – Margaret Elphinstone

Harry Potter series – J K Rowling.  Can I have them all?  If not, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

The Better Angels Of Our Nature – Stephen Pinker

Favourite Sweet

Chocolate, everytime.  Preferably milk chocolate, with a praline filling, like Guylian Chocolate Shells.  Mmmm.