Granite Noir 2020

Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s crime writing festival, kicks off this weekend and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of it as one the festival’s Locals in the Limelight. Among events featuring big name authors such as Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Ambrose Parry, Ben Aaronovitch, and Aberdeen’s own Stuart McBride, I’ll be doing a couple of readings … More Granite Noir 2020

Favourite Reads 2019

Happy New Year, reading and writing friends! I’m already very excited for this year’s upcoming publications – Agency, the new novel from William Gibson is right around the corner, Iain Maloney’s memoir of life in rural Japan, The Only Gaijin in the Village, publishes in March, and I myself have a novel due out – … More Favourite Reads 2019

Read Raumschach in DTNT Anthology 001

Just in time for Christmas, the first Daytime Nightime anthology is here! Along with poetry from the renowned Samuel Tongue and Jill O’Sullivan from excellent Glasgow bands Sparrow and the Workshop and Bdy Prts, and fiction from author Michael Rennie, it features my short story Raumschach. Raumschach is 3D chess, also sometimes known as ‘space … More Read Raumschach in DTNT Anthology 001

Reading Roundup Nov 19

It’s the most wonderful time of the—No, no it isn’t. It’s still just November, despite what supermarkets and TV adverts would have you think. Therefore, there is no theme for this particular batch of reading recommendations, just a handful of books I’ve really enjoyed lately. Any of these would make a fantastic present for— Killtopia: … More Reading Roundup Nov 19

Tam O’Shanter Review

What do Ayrshire’s most famous son – the poet Robert Burns – and Japanese comic books, called ‘manga’, have in common? Well, nothing… until now, that is. Scottish author Richmond Clements has teamed up with Japanese artist Inko to adapt Burns’s classic horror poem Tam O’Shanter into a manga. And it is wonderful! This mash-up … More Tam O’Shanter Review

Hallowe’en Reading

Pumpkin carved, costume on, monkey nuts shelled, neighbour’s house egged and TP’d… Now what? You’ve exhausted your list of Hallowe’en activities and that means it’s time to curl up in front of the fire with a nice glass of warm blood and a good book. Here are some of my spooky (and sometimes schlocky) favourites: … More Hallowe’en Reading