Hi there! Lovely that you’ve dropped by!
First and foremost, my writing is aimed at children, but I also enjoy dabbling in short stories and Drama.
I’ve been part of the process of re-starting a book festival in my hometown of Inverness (the first NessBookFest ran in November last year) and am the co-ordinator of the Highland Hub of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).
I love books, nature’s wild places, history, baking, folk music (I fiddle badly in my church band), old buildings, mosaics, Celtic Christianity, thick woolly jumpers…
Oh yes: And I do have a soft spot for all things puppetry. You have been warned!
Nairn Festival Short Story Competition (2012) – Winner
Creative Scotland Easter Monologue Competition (2013) – Winner
Ballantrae Smugglers Festival Short Story Competition (2015): Winner
Pockets Magazine Fiction Contest, US (2015): Winner
Kelpies Prize (2013) : Never Back was one of three shortlisted.
ACW UK Short Story for Children Competition (2014) – Runner-up
Scottish Association of Writers’ Write Up North 2014: 3rd place