I am a freelance writer based in Scotland. I specialise in literary journalism and contribute regularly to The Scots Magazine, as the publication’s Book Correspondent.
I also write journalism features on a variety of other subjects including the arts, parenting, health, travel and my work has been published in: Mslexia, The People’s Friend, Living Magazine, Gurgle.com, Scottish Wedding Directory, Daily Record, Scots Heritage, The Courier, Scottish Field, Scotland Now, Mother & Baby, Pregnancy & Birth, Maternity & Infant, MADE, Scary Mommy and Feet on the Ground. When I’m not busy writing features and stories, I use my media and wordsmith skills as a freelance copywriter.
My other passion in life, is writing dark fiction. My short stories have been published in a variety of publications and my first book, a chilling novel aimed at young adults, led me to being represented by Sophie Hicks of the Sophie Hicks Agency, based in London.
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 which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, that made me want to be a writer.