Byline: Craig McQueen email@example.com
MANY budding writers spend the early years of their careers sitting in a coffee shop, tapping away earnestly at their laptops.
But Fife farmer James Oswald crafts his murder mysteries after tending to his sheep and cattle.
The 45-year-old has been writing since his student days but is only now emerging as a star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene.
s as ebooks This year, he self-published two supernatural crime thrillers and the resulting explosion in interest led to publishers fighting for the rights. He describes the experience as surreal.
Sitting in his caravan home on the farm overlooking the Tay, he remembers the decades he spent trying to get noticed by those same publishers - and the family tragedy that brought …