Autumn reading 2021

Aaaall the leeeaves aaare broooowwn – All-The-Leaves-Are-Brown! And the sky is indeed grey, or at least up in Scotland it is. And also constantly pishing it down. No better time to stay in and read if you can. Quick personal update: My short story Great Nothing – a Cold War sci-fi tale involving a trip … More Autumn reading 2021

Summer reading 2021: I’m not procrastinating, you’re procrastinating

Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V: “Wow, it’s been absolutely ages since I’ve posted a round of book reviews on my blog! Probably because I’ve been busy doing…” I know, I know. But I have been a bit busy with my own writing, plus the weather. The Weather! It’s been insane. Far too hot to stay inside but, also, far … More Summer reading 2021: I’m not procrastinating, you’re procrastinating

Cymera Catch Up

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it online for Cymera Festival this year, however, I did pre-record an interview with the incredible horror writer Laura Mauro and if, like me, you couldn’t make it along on the day, you can now get a catch up pass to see any and all events you missed Follow the link … More Cymera Catch Up

Indie April 2021

Come next Monday, Scotland moves up into tier 3, meaning bookshops will be able to open again. No doubt there will be a salivating, Dawn of the Dead-esque crowd pushing up against the glass of Waterstones Sauchiehall Street by 8.59am Monday 26th April and I honestly might be one of them. Just the thought of … More Indie April 2021

December review roundup

Yippee-Ki-Yay, motherfucker, and Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! I had Jon Anderson’s 3 Ships on the turntable the other day so it’s now officially THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY. Which will be harder than most other years considering we’re still in lockdown and Brexit is in the news again (specifically on the day of writing … More December review roundup

Read On the Plate in NWS 38: The Last Good Year OUT NOW

The latest issue of New Writing Scotland is out now and features my short story On the Plate! Published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, issue 38 of NWS is titled The Last Good Year after a short story contributed by Krishan Coupland. Very fitting. Also inside the covers is prose and poetry by … More Read On the Plate in NWS 38: The Last Good Year OUT NOW