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I am an author of fiction and non-fiction, and I work with adult and young learners across Edinburgh as the community writer in residence for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. My writing explores themes of family history, genetics, migration, social change, and inclusion.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Adult learners; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Biography & memoir; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Human rights; Religion & beliefs