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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.

suitcase dream



toy guns
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
my children’s
my husband’s?

(c) 2023

Published in Briefly Write issue 10

Longlisted - Sceptre Prize, Caledonia Novel Award, Briefly Write Poetry Prize

Shortlisted - The Prescription creative writing prizes (2023), Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer Award (2024)

Winner - Briefly Write 10 (2024)

My work has been published by or is forthcoming in:

New Writing Scotland

Them, All

The Amsterdam Review

Yuzu Press



Briefly Write

The Drouth

History Scotland


National Library of Scotland

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow Museums


Film Stories


DFI Magazine

Scottish Book Trust

... and elsewhere

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