Jacqui Dempster, Cover to Cover

“What a blessing it is to love books as I love them;- to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!”
– Thomas Babington Macaulay

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Thanks for visiting my author website and blogspot.  It's been a busy few months since my book for older children and young teens was published and I'm going to update news and social media posts on my 'About' page from time to time.

My stories tend to have an element of truth to them, and "PJ and the Paranormal Pursuers - The Mackenzie Poltergeist" is about ghostly phenomena found at the Black Mausoleum at the Covenanters' Prison in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. Just recently, I interviewed the manager, Jamie Corstorphine, of City of the Dead Tours, who explained some of the background to the scary Poltergeist who reputedly attacks his victims when visiting the kirkyard. Here is the link to the article, which appeared in the Edinburgh Reporter, recently:


For those of you who may be Outlander and Men in Kilts fans, there's an interesting twist to the tale, so read to the end!  I'm going to be busy uploading news over the next few days, so keep a lookout for changes to the website.


Read about William McGonagall, reputedly Scotland's worst poet, whose rhymes inspired Shuggie in PJ and the Paranormal Pursuers.

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This was a special Halloween short story I wrote for the Cairneyhill Halloween Gala, tailored for Primary 1-3 age group. I read it to various groups of village children, during a spooky story telling night!

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  •  10/09/2023 04:56 PM

An Outlander guide to filming locations in the Kingdom of Fife

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  •  02/04/2023 06:20 PM

This is an article I wrote for the Edinburgh Reporter, which was first published in October 2021 for Halloween. The accompanying image is inside the Covenanters' Prison in Greyfriars Kirkyard and shows the haunted 'Black Mausoleum' where Sir George Mackenzie is said to attack visitors to the site. The original published article can be found here: https://theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2021/10/for-halloween-tales-from-the-outlanderish-crypt-keeper/

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  •  25/03/2023 05:32 PM

Experiencing the "Ginaissance" at the Pickering's Gin Gourmet Masterclass Cocktail and Cheese Experience

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