I write stories, poems, non-fiction.
My writing explores the environment, anxiety, parenting and nostalgia.
If you experience anthropocene dreams and petro-nightmares, you might like my work.
If you feel ambivalent longing for a late-twentieth century childhood filled with polymers and ghosts - honestly, same.
If you're overwhelmed by climate grief and the terror of inaction, we can stay awake all night together.
I've had work published online and in print in magazines, journals and anthologies.
I once had something read on BBC World Service, which felt fancy.
I've written two novels. The first was longlisted for the Sceptre Prize (2014) and the second - a horror about climate anxiety - was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award (2023). My work in progress is speculative climate fiction.
I run workshops that use archive footage as a stimulus for writing and confronting eco anxiety and petrocultures.
I'm a member of The Prescription, a medical humanities creative writing group based at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
one looked like a bird
I didn’t bother to fold the clothes
the plastic bag
given by my mother
apples: cooking below, eating on top
and slices of dry bread
which of it was mine
Published in Briefly Write issue 10
Longlisted - Sceptre Prize, Caledonia Novel Award, Briefly Write Poetry Prize
Shortlisted - The Prescription creative writing prizes
My work has been published by:
The Amsterdam Review
National Library of Scotland
Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Scottish Book Trust
... and elsewhere