Read THE LAST GOOD THING in New Writing Scotland 40

Thrilled to be back in the pages of the esteemed New Writing Scotland! Out today, New Writing Scotland 40: nobody remembers the birdman, contains some of the best, freshest contemporary writing coming out of Scotland right now. It includes my short story THE LAST GOOD THING which features a genie who lives in a can … More Read THE LAST GOOD THING in New Writing Scotland 40

Read FILL TO THE LINE in the Instant Noodle Literary Review

My new short story FILL TO THE LINE: INSIDE SCOTLAND’S INSTANT NOODLE MUSEUM is now free to read in The Instant Noodle Literary Review Issue One! This was a really fun story to write. As soon as I saw a call for story submissions on the subject of instant noodles I knew I had to … More Read FILL TO THE LINE in the Instant Noodle Literary Review

Listen to ‘Ye Tak the Ghost Road’ on Ghostlore Part Two: Hauntings NOW

Today’s the day! Part Two of Ghostlore on the Alternative Stories Podcast is now available to listen to here. (And on many other streaming platforms too, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and all the big ones, whichever your preferred platform is.) The second half of Ghostlore, edited by the excellent author Lyndsey Croal, features stories involving … More Listen to ‘Ye Tak the Ghost Road’ on Ghostlore Part Two: Hauntings NOW

Read Great Nothing in Shoreline of Infinity 29

I’m over the moon to announce my short story Great Nothing is being republished in the next full print edition of Shoreline of Infinity – Issue 29, out tomorrow (09/12/21). How’s that for an early Christmas present to me!? Great Nothing takes place during the Cold War in the middle of the Antarctic, where contact … More Read Great Nothing in Shoreline of Infinity 29

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

Indie April 2020

This is, of course, not Indie April as normal. However, with businesses closed or operating solely online and everyone at home on lockdown, I think it’s important that readers, writers, editors, and publishers still take a little time to celebrate and promote our small presses this month, for whom this could be a tough time … More Indie April 2020

Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

I’ve been busy lately, polishing up a TOP SECRET PROJECT, so this post about last month’s Granite Noir festival is a little late. Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s yearly crime writing festival, and in 2020 featured appearances from genre legends Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride, Ambrose Parry (pen name of Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman), Denise … More Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir