I am an author, journalist and editor, specialising in Scotland’s wildlife and environment – including the need for dark skies. I love bringing words and pictures together and often work in collaboration with natural history photographers.
I enjoy sharing my love of words and the wild world in talks, readings and workshops for children and adults.
My books include:
- Ripples on the River, Celebrating the Return of the Otter (Bloomsbury) with Scotland’s leading wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell.
- My Friends who don’t have Dogs (Merlin Unwin) a rhyming tribute to our four-legged best friends.
- Incandescent – We Need to Talk about Light (Saraband) exploring my concern about the impact of light pollution on human health and the natural world.
I have written features for a wide range of publications and environmental organisations, including BBC Wildlife Magazine, the Independent and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. I have also written text for a number of wildlife photography books and am a caption writer for the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolios. I’ve written guidebooks for Scotland’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the Scottish Seabird Centre and on the whales and dolphins of the Hebrides.
I live near Falkirk with my family and dog.