I am a writer
of fiction and narrative non-fiction, on themes of everyday life, class, gender, and in experimental prose, published in 3:AM Magazine, the Independent, Parallel, The Pool, and several books including Nasty Women, Know Your Place, and The Digital Critic.
I am a critic
with book review and literary commentary published in the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Glasgow Review of Books, Review 31, Scottish Review of Books, The List, and others.
I am a publisher
based in Glasgow. I’m Publishing Manager at HarperCollins, editor of a growing list of exciting reference titles within Collins reference and National Geographic Kids ranges. I love poring over the work of illustrators and working with talented writers as well as the cartographers and lexicographers who are experts in their field, and I learn strange new facts every day. I’m a board member of Scottish PEN and sit on the Trade and Marketing Committee of Publishing Scotland. Previously, I specialised in marketing and publicity for indie publishers of literary, commercial, and translated books, and have worked as an editor of literary magazines and novels.
I am a speaker
both as a publisher and as a writer, at events including Edinburgh International Book Festival, Birmingham Book Festival, Literary Dundee’s Write Stuff, Creative Edinburgh’s Talking Heads, PEN International’s Writers Resist, Interrobang?!, the Verse Hearse, Open the Door at Glasgow Women’s Library. I have chaired a variety of literary events and book launches.
I welcome writing commissions and speaking enquiries. For writing portfolio and more information please see the tabs above.