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I am a writer living and working by the sea in the West Highlands. I write contemporary fiction including YA novels, short stories and drama scripts. My debut YA thriller Sea Change, published by Stirling Publishing, was winner of the Pitlochry Quaich. One Last Push, my radio play featuring Gary Lewis and Sharon Rooney, was broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland.
I gained a doctorate in creative writing from University of Glasgow in 2018 and I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Children's fiction in 2013. As a former secondary music and guidance teacher I continue to work as a supply teacher.
I am available for readings, author talks, presentations and creative writing workshops to all ages. For school visits I can tailor workshops to accommodate various levels and educational needs and I can provide teaching resources relating to the issues explored in my YA fiction. I have appeared at literary festivals and creative writing conferences, including the National Association of Writers in Education conference where I presented finding from my PhD research.