I'm Gilly, award-winning journalist/ author. I specialise in travel /cruise but also write about food, wellbeing/health, real life, paranormal, animals and history.
Titles I've been published in include : Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, CNN, BBC magazines, Daily Express, Country & Town House, The Scotsman, Scotland magazine, The Independent, Metro, The Sun, The Scottish Sun, Discover Britain, Reader's Digest, Love Exploring, The Scots magazine, This England, The London Economic, Selling Travel, Cruise Trade News, World of Cruising etc
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I've had 12 books traditionally published (not travel related), which are on sale in lots of bookshops. I've just finished number 13 - yes, it is lucky! this, my latest commissioned title, is all about food and drink so should be a tasty read.
My world of travel section / photo gallery will whet your wanderlust appetite and you can see below for appreciative comments about my work . More testimonials here and here.
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...and here is just a small selection of the lovely comments about features I have written and coverage generated following press trips
- Gilly, You’re like the gift that keeps on giving! [LG, PC Agency]
- Many thanks for another great article. It is really impressive the amount of articles you have produced from just one press trip. [FD, Press Attache, Tunisian NTO]
- Thank you so much. It's fantastic how much coverage you have achieved [PW, Resort Marketing International].
- Gilly you just keep bringing them out, and can I just say fab article! Again many thanks for all your support; you don’t know how much we appreciate it. [AMH, PR Manager, Kuoni]
- We spotted our cruise client's mention in yesterday's Telegraph. Thank you so much. You are a star!!!! [SD, Roast PR]
- Couldn't wait to see the feature so dashed out and bought a copy. It's terrific! Thanks so much for including us and getting the photos and the case study in. This should get the phones ringing - we really appreciate the coverage. [JN, Earthwatch.org]
- Thank you so much for this incredible story!!! Just wanted to extend my gratitude. [MP, Resort PR manager]
- I've got back to the office to be greeted by another of your excellent pieces, another real cracker. [DF, Rooster PR]
- You could single handedly PR Singapore at this rate! Thanks very much for this. [SH & SW, Hume Whitehead PR]
- Gilly, you continue to be my most dependable and bestest travel writer and I thank you for this! [SC, Bauer Media]
- That is a fantastic piece – looks amazing. Suffice to say – you can come again :) [CK, Tourism Ireland]