I’m a writer, educator, and Literature Ambassador for the Wigtown Book Festival Co. which runs writing and reading events throughout the year, including the annual book festival of Scotland’s National Book Town. 

I divide my time between writing, I’m currently working on a novel; teaching writing, both on a one to one basis and in group workshops; and supporting writers and readers in Dumfries and Galloway by promoting their books and events.  

On this site I blog about opportunities for writers, share insights gained from my own practice as a creative writer and teacher, and test some of those theories out there about how to make it as a writer. Beginning Monday December 10 2018, I’ll be attempting the One Short Story a Week challenge in order to become both a better writer and a better teacher. Every Monday I’ll post about that experience, so everyone can learn something from it. 

You can find me on all the usual social media platforms.