Snapshots of Scotland

Monica is a frequent visitor to Scotland and the Western Isles and has hundreds of pictures from her travels on Flickr. You can watch a slideshow of them all by clicking play. A few highlights from some of her earlier trips are below. Don't miss the Picture Books in Special Features for more pictures specific to each book. Enjoy!

Scotland 2008

Monica’s trip to Argyll (including Islay and Bute) with fellow Scottish author Veronica Wolff.

The Gang: Veronica, Guide Iain and Monica

Inchmahome Priory


On boat to Inch Cailleach

Monica and Hamish

From top of Ben A’An toward ‘the Cobbler”

On Loch Katrine

Balquhidder Kirk

Carrick Castle

The Haunting Finlaggan Castle on Islay


Lagavulin Distillery on Islay

Near Dunyveg Castle on Islay

Scotland 2007

Monica’s trip to the U.K. and Republic of Ireland with the Stanford Alumni Travel Study program. It was an amazing adventure with a dream itinerary: Dublin, Wales, Belfast, Mull, Skye, Shiants, Orkneys, Shetlands, Isles of Lewis and Harris, St. Kilda, Staffa, Iona, Stirling/Bannockburn, and Edinburgh.

Kilt Rock


St. Kilda

Isle of Staffa

Ring of Brodgar

Near Abbey on Iona

Stac Lee off St. Kilda.

The girls land on the Shiants.

The group poses at the top of the hill

Monica near the mouth of Fingal's Cave looking to Iona

Kirkwall book shop with a cool name.

Birlinn on gravestone, Iona.