I am a writer and artist in Scotland, and hold a MLitt with distinction in Art History from the University of Glasgow. I'm also the proud Membership Officer for CILIP in Scotland, listening to and advocating for our nation's librarians and information professionals.
My writing has been published by New Writing Scotland, The Scottish Poetry Library, Glasgow Women's Library, Gutter Magazine, Scottish PEN, New Voices Press for the Federation of Writers Scotland, YWCA Scotland, South Lanarkshire Libraries, DREICH, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, Skirting Around, BlueHouse Journal, Bathed in Concrete, Liberally Quarterly, Coin-Operated Press and -algia. I have been shortlisted for a Vogue Magazine Young Talent Award, selected as an Editor's Choice for the John Byrne Award (for 'MMM', a story inspired by the artwork of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh) and twice winner of the Glasgow Women's Library Poetry Prize (for 'The Clyde' and 'Knowledge'). In 2020, my short story 'The Wordsworth Women' won second prize in the Federation of Writers Scotland Vernal Equinox competition.
My first novel was Ellen and Arbor and my second will be The Rowan Tree, inspired by the real-life story of the 'some requited love' between poet Kathleen Raine and Scottish author-naturalist Gavin Maxwell.
My paintings have been purchased by clients in the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Spain, Romania, Germany and Belgium (as well as around the UK!). In August 2019, Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart won the People's Choice Award at the National Museum of Rural Life's first Summer Art Challenge.
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