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I am the author of three novels, Lollipop, Rewire and Babushka. I also wrote the comedy stage play, Getting Ahead. I have a career spanning 20 years, mainly in film and television, and in that time have adapted four novels for the screen.
I am interested in teaching the visual aspect of storytelling and how short stories and the smallest of story ideas can be adapted for the stage and screen.
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
Events can deliver
Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD
Audience can work with
Carers; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; 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
Activism & protest; Adolescence; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Poverty; Religion & beliefs