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.