About

I’m a short story writer from Dundee, Scotland. In 2017 I won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award.  My stories have been published in For Books’ Sake: The Weekend Read, Riptide Journal, New Writing Dundee, and Gutter Magazine issues 05, 07 and 12.  I’ve been shortlisted for Bloody Scotland’s Short Story Competition, and won The Dragons’ Pen at Edinburgh International Book Festival.  My play, Nan was part of Reclaim The F Word at the Tron Theatre, and Point Blank Hotel performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington. I gained an MLitt in Creative Writing with Distinction from The University of St. Andrews in 2010, and a BA (hons) degree in Theatre from Dartington College of Arts in 2004.  I work as a Library Assistant, while raising my young son. This site includes contact details, and excerpts of some of my short stories.