I write fiction and poetry. My debut novel, Blushing is for Sinners, was commended by the Saltire First Book of the Year judges, 2019. It tells the story of a restless Paisley mill worker and her estranged daughter, a Canadian logging executive, weaving together crime, environmentalism, and women’s voices, past and present, in a family saga across two continents. My first full-length poetry collection, Portrait, arises from my personal struggle with genetic cardiomyopathy, isolation and mortality, and my pamphlet, Wild Eye Fire Eye, is a series of ekphrastic poems, exploring Celtic Europe through the representation of animals in art, religion and myth. I offer public readings, and both general and subject-focused creative writing workshops, in particular mental health, addiction, environment and climate. I have an MLitt in Creative Writing and can offer editing skills on a group or individual basis. I also have experience running an independent press. Currently, I am a writing group facilitator with recovery organisations in Paisley.