Hi there! Lovely that you’ve dropped by!
I’m a writer (Fir for Luck came out in 2016, Punch in 2017), puppeteer and drama teacher living in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.
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 (NessBookFest has run a couple of times now) 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