My creative work encompasses novels, short stories, plays, and creative copywriting. I've had ten novels published. My most recent novel is The Boatman’s Wife. New novels are The Girl Across the Sea (Nov. 2021) and The Witches of Vardø under the pen name Anya Bergman (2023).
My books have been translated into 13 languages worldwide, and my short stories have been included in anthologies such as Gutter Magazine and Lines of Vision, Irish writers on Art (National Gallery of Ireland).
My play Witches' Gets was performed to sold-out houses in Edinburgh in 2019 and 2020. Last year, I received Creative Scotland funding for the Dare to Be Tarot Cards and short stories.
In 2019, I graduated with a Master’s in Creative Writing with Distinction and an Associate Fellowship HEA from Edinburgh Napier University.
I have been teaching creative writing since 2003. In 2016, I established Aurora Writers Retreats. I am a trained Yoga and Meditation guide.
My workshops include:
Unlock Your Creativity
Masterclasses in novel-writing
Creative website content writing
The Storytelling Tarot
Writing with Presence
I have given many readings and interviewed other writers, as well as appearing on live TV, radio and podcasts.
Photo credit: Chloe Salvi