“Thoughts on books, the writing process and how to live a creative life”



What I’m working on, character info,  story background, giveaways.


Thoughts on living a creative  and fulfilling life.


Reading – the most fun after writing. If I read anything good, I’ll post it here.


Podcasts, radio interviews, audio-stories…  If you don’t want to read, you can listen!





Why we need Thrutopias…

Imagine a future where our great grandchildren look back and say, ‘Yes, it was hard. Yes, they made mistakes. Yes, they left it way, way too late, but that was because they didn’t know what to do. And my goodness, when they had the visions, they threw themselves into making them happen. And we’re here now, living lives we love, because they took the risk to change the way things worked...



On Prizes and what they Mean

I thought that winning the McIlvanney Prize would be one of the proudest moments of my life. Sharing it with my fellow short-listers felt better. Find out how it happened....




Writing is an incredibly solitary occupation. It's always good to connect with people who share the same realities. So go on, get in touch...