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I was born in Glasgow, grew up in Cumbernauld, went to art school in Dundee, and now live in the Highlands. I am the author of several crime thrillers and of The New Dark dystopian trilogy for young adults (written as Lorraine Thomson). My latest book is a narrative memoir about being part of the first generation to grow up in Cumbernauld, the most ambitious and experimental of Scotland’s New Towns. Modernist Dreams Brutalist Nightmares will be published by Outcast Press in autumn 2022. Recent short pieces have been published by Epoch Press, Janus Literary, Art North, and the Open Book Unbound project.
I have extensive experience of running creative writing workshops and have devised several creative writing courses, including Green Ink, a project for young writers aged 16-25. My workshops are informal and fun with the focus very much on the idea that all creativity comes out of play.
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