Ness Book Fest

  I’m delighted to be heading to Inverness for Ness Book Fest next month to do a reading! I’ll be reading some flash fiction at the beginning of Mandy Haggith’s nature poetry event at the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 3rd October at 3pm. Mandy Haggith is an excellent poet and author. Her … More Ness Book Fest

Read The Lunatic Song in Exquisite Aberrations

The day is finally here! At long last, Exquisite Aberrations has been unleashed upon the public. A collection of long-form short stories (published by FunDead Publications) that turn traditional Gothic horror tropes upside down by shifting the POV onto LGBTQ people, people of colour, and others often side-lined or othered in the history of the … More Read The Lunatic Song in Exquisite Aberrations

Read The Brothers Oe in The Society of Misfit Stories

The Society of Misfit Stories Vol 1 Issue 3, featuring my story The Brothers Oe, is out now! Sumo wrestler Yogi is due to face off against his brother Matsushima in the grand final of the Honbasho in the great dragon city of Edo. That is until Matsushima is found dead in his bathtub, having … More Read The Brothers Oe in The Society of Misfit Stories

Pre-order Exquisite Aberrations ebook

The ebook of Exquisite Aberrations, the new Gothic anthology from FunDead Publications, is now available for pre-order, due for release on 13th September. Featuring my novelette, The Lunatic Song, among other incredible, creepy tales, Exquisite Aberrations is a collection of Gothic horror stories with a modern twist, turning tropes on their heads and featuring characters … More Pre-order Exquisite Aberrations ebook

Holiday Reading II

A colleague at work recently told me she hates short stories. Not mine specifically (that would have been brutally honest of her) but all of them. All of them ever, because she feels they’re a waste of a good story idea. So, my second round of holiday reading recommendations are all short story collections, in … More Holiday Reading II

DTNT Anthology 001

At the beginning of the year I read some stories and picked some tunes on Subcity Radio show, Daytime Nightime, hosted by Roslyn Potter. Now, DTNT is due to publish its very first anthology, featuring stories, poetry and artwork from the show’s guests, including me! Alongside work from some of Glasgow’s best – including the … More DTNT Anthology 001

Holiday Reading

Packing for your holiday but still got some room in your book suitcase? Here are a few things I’ve really enjoyed reading lately that you might consider: The White Road by Sarah Lotz (Hodder & Stoughton) The second mountain climbing ghost story I’ve read in as many months (the other being Thin Air by Michelle … More Holiday Reading