Who am I? I’m a poet, short story writer and a creative writing tutor. Since January 2017 I have been working as Writer in Residence for RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, writing a weekly blog and running creative writing workshops. I’ve also run workshops for Edinburgh University’s Office of Lifelong Learning and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott.

My work has been widely published in anthologies, online and in magazines such as the Scotsman, MsLexia, Gutter, The High Window, Scottish PENnings, Zoomorphic, Northwords Now and the Eildon Tree to name but a few!

I have recently completed my first 30 minute theatre script and am in the middle of writing my first novel for young adults. First draft is completed (hurrah!). Now for Draft Two!

You can read some of my work here and find out about up-coming workshops and readings. If you would like me to run a writing workshop for your writing group please get in touch. I hope you enjoy navigating the site.

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