From Durness to Dalmellington, having a camper van means I can easily travel to all locations in Scotland at minimal expense to deliver a variety of talks and workshops to children and adults. I am available for all types of events, readings, residencies, creative writing workshops, and performances. My talks and workshops include lively presentations, reading references and practical exercises designed to engage with even the most reluctant students.
As a professionally trained facilitator I have delivered successful workshops to a wide range of audiences including Shell oil executives, teenage singles mothers, refugees and asylum seekers, young offenders at HMYOI Polmont, and students of both state and privately owned schools.
I am an active member of Scottish PEN and sit on the editorial board of the online magazine PENning. My debut novel The Incomers was short listed for the Saltire First Book Award. The novel deals with migration, alienation, racial prejudice, religion as well as bullying. My Sun Song Trilogy is a thrilling future fiction tale of survival, family and identity. Although I was born in the Scottish Borders, I was brought up in a Fife mining village. I now live in Stirlingshire.
(Photo credit: George Lammie)
(Works in Scots)