Great to feature on St Andrew’s Fair Saturday with the Bright Horizon’s Foy
Read my review of ‘May We Borrow Your Country’ on Riggwelter.
Delighted to have two poems in the Simmer issue of The New Shetlander
My flash fiction piece Dust will be appearing in Issue 39 of Northwords Now
Gabrielle Barnby and Sara Bailey, appearing in the Orkney Book Festival 9th-12th November.
The Oystercatcher Girl, excerpt in The Scotsman newspaper.
Preview of Death in April Creek in The Orcadian newspaper.
Last issue of Living Orkney, proud to have my poem Bivalvia and a little piece called Woman, the Ba’ included.
Very happy for Miss Baikie is a Witch to be shortlisted for the Federation of Writers Scotland Short Story Competition.
Partnered with dance artist Julia McGhee for One Day to Play. She transformed my words into movement and gave a brilliant performance inspired by the birds around the Peedie Sea.
Pleased as punch to be announced winner of the GMB screenwriting competition this year. It was a privilege to find inspiration Orcadian film maker Margaret Tait’s writing. This year marks the centenary of her birth her writing was inspiration for my screenplay Rise.
Delighted to be shortlisted for the Bridport Prize with ‘Fluking’ a short story I wrote last year after visiting Bergen.
The Fiction of J. Storer Clouston and Beyond – an afternoon of writing inspired by J. Storer Clouston.
Interview with Shirley Whiteside about writing The Oystercatcher Girl.
Widow Kharms’ Guesthouse – new short story in the Autumn edition of Northwords Now. There’s a huge amount of interesting work in here. Available for FREE at your local library.
Dipping my toe reviewing: Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, nominated for The Goldsmiths Prize.
There is a review of The House With The Lilac Shutters and Other Stories in the August edition of Living Orkney by John Ross Scott.
‘The chance encounters by the different characters build to create a montage of striking episodes – full of joy, desire, grief and an overpowering sense of spent youth…’
‘Once I’d finished this collection I was tempted to start reading it again to discover all the secret parts I had missed.’
Cumulonimbus from the House With The Lilac Shutters and other stories made an appearance on For Book’s Sake, The Weekend Read in July.
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Review of The House With The Lilac Shutters in Northwords Now in Issue 31, Spring 2016.