My work

Publications & Credits

2022 — ‘Dandelion Futures: Creative anxiety and making art in a
digital future’ published in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing journal.
February 2022 — Poem ‘Catterline’ published in All Becomes Art Part One anthology
December 2021 — Poem ‘Moonshot’ published in From Glasgow
to Saturn
literary journal
August 2021 — Poem ‘Bad Egg’ published in Gutter literary
journal, issue 24
January 2021 — Poem ‘Amanda Palmer, City Halls, Glasgow, 2
Nov 2019’ published in Keep Yer Heid collection, by Coin-Operated
October 2020 — Hybrid screenplay/poem/fictocritical piece ‘Be
Near Me (After In Memoriam)’ published in TEXT Journal
September 2020 — ‘Canon Fodder: The fight for creative
ownership in ongoing franchise fictions’, published in Transformative Works and Cultures.
June 2020 — Short stories ‘Foxes’ and ‘Karma’ appeared in
Stories From Home Gamorran Press anthology in aid of Covid 19
June 2020 — Poem ‘Glasgow, 1973’ published in Spring edition
of From Glasgow to Saturn journal.
July 2018 — Co-authored a paper with Doug Stark from Duke
University on the challenges of the writer’s role in Games Jams for
the associated website for the Beyond Stereotypes – Literature and
Video Games
conference at the University of St Andrews.
June 2018 — Won second place in a poetry competition
affiliated to a project on male eating disorders at the University of
2017 — Short story ‘Jackson Pollock’ published in the third Crooked
crime fiction anthology.
2015 — Wrote and directed the short film ‘Co-Là Breith’, which was
nominated for Best Film at the FilmG Gaelic Film Awards.
2015 — Novel Johnny Zero published through Calenture Press.
2007 & 2008 — Shortlisted in the British Short Screenplay
1999 onwards — Published freelance journalist, contributing to
various publications mainly on the subjects of travel and cinema.
1995 — Finalist in the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story
competition with short story ‘Comparing Hands’.

Conferences & Courses

June 2020 — Chaired online panel with tie-in novelists Una
McCormack and Adam Christopher at the Cymera Science Fiction
and Fantasy Festival

April 2020 — Helped moderate several events at the online Stay
At Home Literary Festival
organised by academic and author Carolyn Jess-Cook during the Covid 19 outbreak
June 2019 — Presented a paper on ‘A Bourdieusian reading of
“digital anxiety” and how it pertains to fiction writers’ at the Creative Writing: Processes, Theories, Influences conference at the University of Edinburgh.
May 2019 — Presented a paper on ‘Emanant narratology
in videogames and its implications for creative writers’ at the
Symposium on Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of
June 2018 — Presented a paper on ‘Narrative Focalisation and
Video Games’ at the Beyond Stereotypes – Literature and Video
conference at the University of St Andrews.
2007/08 — TAPS Training & Performance Showcase. Writing for
Continuing Drama/Script Editing for Continuing Drama.

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Music. Betrayal. Murder.

Johnny Heretic is dead. An era-defining rock legend, turned international icon, the entire world apparently mourns his passing. Not least Belinda Cassidy, fading music journo and Johnny's former childhood friend. But as she delves into her memories and into the history of Johnny's chequered career, is she in danger of finding something much more sinister? Something including murder?

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