Hello and welcome to my website

I am a writer, critic and book reviewer. You will find my work at The Glasgow Review of Books and Product magazine. My short stories are available in print and online and my work has been broadcast on National Radio. You will find my blog at the Centre for The Gothic Imagination at Stirling University.

Many of my short stories are influenced by the six years I spent living in New Zealand. I studied for a Master in Creative Writing in Auckland University, passing with Distinction in 2011. Since then I haven’t stopped writing. I also like studying and am completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. When I am not writing I teach. I live just outside Edinburgh. I enjoy dark fairy tales, visual art, making things, gardening, my black cat Violet and beachcombing with my dog Francis.