I am a self-employed writer and teacher of creative writing. Specialities are short fiction and radio drama.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Advent Calendar (sort of)
'The Coming', my story which involves opening 25 doors with tasters inside, a bit like an Advent Calendar, can be found here. It was inspired by a scrap of paper found on a London street by Andy Hayes.
I'm a writer of fiction, creative non-fiction and radio drama. Recent books include a novel, Call of the Undertow, and non-fiction Doubling Back: ten paths trodden in memory. Both are grounded in particular landscapes - a big interest of mine. I teach and facilitate creative writing in a variety of settings at home and abroad. From July 2012- June 2016 I was writer in residence with the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh collaborating with illustrator Cate James - see All Write. I am currently writer-in-residence at George Watson's College - see THE DOOR.