I’m a native Scot living in South Gloucestershire where I write contemporary and historical fiction, much of it (though not all) with a Scottish flavour. My first novel A Kettle of Fish was published by Thornberry in 2012 and since then I’ve been listed for a number of short story awards, winning the Evesham Festival of Words competition in 2017. My winning story went on to form part of a historical novel In the Blink of an Eye, published by Linen Press in 2018. I’m active in local writers’ networks and perform regularly at ‘livelit’ events in Bristol , Bath and Gloucestershire. I am currently (2019) co-judge for the prestigious Stroud Short Stories spring event.