Women, Writing

Thunderpoints are Go!

Last night team Thunderpoint made a group appearance at Waterstones Byres Road as part of the Byres Road Book Festival. Myself, Kevin Scott and Andrew C Ferguson read from our novels, chatted to one another about character, plot and processes and answered questions from a very inquisitive and quite brilliant sold out audience. It's always… Continue reading Thunderpoints are Go!


As my wee birds fly the Scottish nation nests in yellow…

Thursday was a massive day. The second edition of my novel, The Birds That Never Flew, was launched at Waterstones in Glasgow and the event was quite beautiful. Despite my apprehension that no-one would turn up (fanny!) the venue was bustling with people; family, friends, fellow writers and Thunderpoint novelists and even a few folk just interested to… Continue reading As my wee birds fly the Scottish nation nests in yellow…


favourite reads, favourite writers

Recently I received a tweet from Rebecca Monks who writes for The List Magazine, asking me if I could tell her my favourite book, and why, for an article she was compiling for The List in advance of World Book Night. I was able to respond immediately because I am very firm in my thinking. My… Continue reading favourite reads, favourite writers


The Birds That Never Flew, 2nd edition

I'm really excited to announce that a second edition of The Birds That Never Flew will be published by Thunderpoint at the end of April. You can pre-order a copy, with it's lovely new spring jacket and mention of the Polari First Book longlist, here.  I'll be reading from the novel at Waterstones in Argyle Street… Continue reading The Birds That Never Flew, 2nd edition