I write short stories, am working on a novel and write poetry whenever I can. I have been writing intensely for the last few years although I have been creating stories all my life.
I also have a background in human rights and organisational development.
Since 2005 I have worked independently as a writer, analyst and researcher on public policy and services with voluntary organisations, the public sector and universities. I now focus on providing support, advice and facilitation to achieve change.
I am chairperson of Craigmillar Literacy Trust and was previously chair of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) and a trustee of Play Scotland.
My PhD research explored children’s views on stories about childhood. I have chaired author events at Edinburgh International Book Festival and a local festival in Portobello, Edinburgh.
I am a fan of Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, and of the support I get from my writing friends. I am most at home by the sea, in forests and walking in the hills in Scotland.