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I am the author of This Road is Red (Luath Press), a novel based on the true stories of residents of Glasgow's Red Road Flats. It was nominated for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2011. With my photographer and illustrator colleagues in Recollective I have published Barrowland Ballads about Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom and Nothing is Lost about the impact of the Commonwealth Games on people living in the East End of Glasgow.
I was Scottish Book Trust reader in residence for East Dunbartonshire Library Service in 2014-15, a job that saw me facilitating writing, reading and drama workshops in libraries, community centres and church halls all over East Dunbartonshire and working with participants aged between 0-101. This is work that I greatly enjoy and I love tailoring a workshop to the needs of the school, library or community group. (Photo credit: Iseult Timmermans)