Cellardoor Magazine

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Here's a new short story of mine that was published in Cellardoor Magazine's Music Edition. Cellardoor is an online quarterly magazine, featuring plenty of stunning photography, art, culture, music and fashion. Basically a little bit of everything! I'm so happy to have been part of this brilliant edition. This short story is set in Edinburgh, against the backdrop of a cold winter's evening. You can read it in full here


Friday, 15 March 2013

a photo from our trip to Cambridge a couple of weeks ago

I'm still alive! Apologies for the recent hiatus. This year has found me taking on some new ventures, including more freelance work and dedicating time to my first book. Despite one of my new year's resolutions being 'time management', I've clearly been neglecting my little writing blog over here and I miss it! So I'm excited to get back to regular posting again. 

At the moment the books on my 'to read' list are:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (it's been on my bedside table for a while now but I will read this!!)
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock
Gone Again by Doug Johnstone

Look out for some reviews soon! 

Maement Launch

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

I'm so excited to announce that Maement is finally off to the printers and is available to pre-order! The journal showcases a mixture of poetry, short stories, flash fiction and creative non-fiction by my talented creative writing class at Strathclyde University. The pieces focus on moments or 'maements' in our lives, all with a Scottish twist! The launch night takes place on Thursday 13th December at the CCA in Glasgow and promises to be a good one full of readings, live music and plenty of bubbly. If you're free we'd love to see you there! Details can be found here

If you can't make the launch but fancy picking up a copy, our journal is also available to pre-order on Amazon - For a sneak peek you can also read a couple of extracts featured on our website. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did creating it. 

Good Reads

Friday, 30 November 2012

I recently joined Good Reads! Click here to see some of my favourite books & what I'm currently reading. Are you on Good Reads? Feel free to add me if you are. 

Spinach Soup for the Walls - Out Now

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hello! Just a little update to mention that I recently reviewed Lynne Harkes' newly released travel memoir Spinach Soup for the Walls for Kindred Spirit, which you can read in full here