I am the author of the Kelpies-Prize-winning Ruby McCracken: Tragic without Magic. The book, for children aged 8-12, was named by the Scottish Herald as one of the Nine Best Books for Children and Teenagers in their Christmas round-up of 2017.
I have done school visits and appeared at book festivals all over Scotland. I do readings, activities, and creative writing workshops for children aged 8-11 with a focus on creating funny stories and generating ideas.
I am also an academic currently teaching and researching children's literature and cinema (I also write books about world cinema for academic and general audiences). I have given professional talks around the world, and have experience chairing panel discussions and other public events.