I am a freelance writer based in Scotland. I write journalism features on a number of subjects including parenting, health, travel and the arts and my work has been published in a variety of publications including The Scots Magazine, People’s Friend, Gurgle.com, Scottish Wedding Directory, Daily Record, Scots Heritage, Living Magazine, The Courier, Scottish Field, Scotland Now, Mother & Baby, Pregnancy & Birth, Maternity & Infant, MADE, Scary Mommy, Feet on the Ground and Quibly.
Passionate about the literature and cultural scene in Scotland, I love nothing more than getting the skinny on the lives of people in the arts scene – past and present. Specialising in the subject, I frequently interview and write biographical pieces on authors, artists and actors for newspapers, magazines and my arts blog Culture for Kicks.
My other passion in life, is writing dark fiction. My short stories have been published in a variety of magazines including Take a Break Fiction Feast and I am currently writing my first book, a horror novel for young adults.
My lifelong fascination with the darker side of Scotland’s history, inspires me in both my journalism and my creative writing work. I find the stories of Burke and Hare, Deacon Brodie and the mystery of the Arthur Seat coffin dolls, horrifying and captivating in equal turns. When I was a child, I was introduced to the story of The Strange Tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde during a guided tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It was seeing the cobbled streets and dark windy lanes that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, that made me want to be a writer.
If you’d like to discuss a writing or public relations project, please contact me.