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

Ramen Recipes and Japanese Fiction

Since I visited Japan three years ago, I’ve been obsessed with ramen – the famous soupy noodle dish found everywhere in the country with many regional variations. Ramen shops are ubiquitous in Japan’s cities – the little restaurants are crowded underground in railway stations and shopping malls. You make your selection from the machine outside … More Ramen Recipes and Japanese Fiction

New Hardboiled anthology – the return of Dead Guns Press

A couple of years ago, my short story Queen of Junkyard Dogs appeared in an anthology called Hardboiled: Dames & Sin by Dead Guns Press. (I have since self-published this one in my own latest collection, Fresh Blood Orange.) Shortly after, DGP went on hiatus, its future uncertain. I’m pleased to say in 2018 DGP … More New Hardboiled anthology – the return of Dead Guns Press