I worked for 15 years as a radio reporter and producer for the BBC working in arts, education and features.
As a freelance CBeebies scriptwriter I worked on Molly & Mack, Nina & the Neurons and Balamory. I have also written drama and stories for BBC school radio.
I ran the L.A.B, BBC Scotland’s Education outreach programme, for 11 years teaching young people and adult groups how to make films, create audio podcasts, and do stop frame animation.
I currently produce JoJo Gnome’s Story Podcast for early years.
In workshops I help bring children’s writing alive through teaching video and audio podcast skills. This can be factual or using creative writing. (P5- Secondary). Workshops topics are varied, working with the group’s ideas.
For early years (nursery – P2), using the character JoJo Gnome, I run story workshops encouraging younger children to create their own stories. The topics for these workshops are currently based around STEM subjects.
I have taken part in library events and book festivals with JoJo Gnome’s Story Workshop (Boswell, Wee Write, Skye Book Festivals).
I have a real interest in children’s books and have hosted book events for Wee Write Children’s Book Festival and Stream My Story.
(Photo credit: Martin Shields Photography)