Delighted to be part of the creative, fun, welcoming team working with teens on the (Elgin) Reimagined Project – beginning January 2023. (A collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland)
Autumn ’22 — My writing life involves days of typing alone, so it was a joy to spend time with a talented, inspiring group of creative women during a pilot coaching programme led by Tanya Paget of Ellipsis coaching. Here is a short video of what we did.
Sept ’22 – Tutored a viking themed flash fiction workshop at Aberdeen Art Gallery, for creatives aged 15-21, inspired by the fabulous Galloway Hoard.
Autumn ’22 – A pinch myself moment as Meg Pokrass, author of seven flash fiction collections, Mslexia columnist and founding editor of Best MicroFictions, agrees to be my mentor, as I edit my debut flash fiction collection, exploring mothering in its widest sense. Huge thanks to the Scottish Book Trust for organising.
July ’22 – Awarded second place in the Romance Matters Summer Flash Fiction competition (Magazine for the Romantic Novelists’ Association)
July ’22 – Delighted to be one of the creative practitioners supporting youngsters on the Uncovered Project. To watch what we got up to, just click on the link… Uncovered
Mar ’22 – Runner up in the Romance Matters Spring Flash Fiction Competition (Magazine for the Romantic Novelists’ Association)…
May ’22 – Written especially for the Scottish Book Trust ‘Your Stories’ project, read Braes of Gold here…
Mar ’22 – Delighted to be long listed in the latest Cranked Anvil flash fiction competition. Short listed and winners to be announced soon… (See the listing here)
Nov ’21 – Buffing the Tarnished Sundial is included in the debut Cranked Anvil flash fiction anthology… Purchase a copy here.
October 21 – Delighted to have a short story included in Dinna Mess Wi The Popo, a collection of prize-winning fiction from NE Scotland, produced by the Elphinstone Institute (Aberdeen University) OUT NOW… available to buy here…
October 21 – Chuffed to have a short story LONGLISTED by literary periodical, Northern Gravy...
November 21 – Excited that my micro-fiction piece, RESTORING THE SHIP’S WHEEL is included in Issue 10 of Ellipsis Zine, Everything Has A Price… available to buy here
October 21 – Flash fiction tutoring available, suitable for all levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Fun sessions, exploring student’s ideas, learning how to write concisely, using words that pop and zing off the page… For further info, please get in touch via my contact page.
September 21 – Well this was a fab start to the week – have WON the Retreat West Monthly Micro competition, working with MILK as a theme. To read MIXING MILK THISTLE TEA just click on the link… Mixing Milk Thistle Tea
September 21 – Delighted to be SHORTLISTED in the Cranked Anvil Quarterly Flash Fiction competition. Read the winning stories here… Cranked Anvil Flash
September 21 – Thrilled to have ‘Fledgling’ included in the Retreat West Anthology, The Weight of Feathers, out NOW in both paperback and ebook… Click here to buy.
August 21 – This UNCANNY theme really pushed me outside my writing comfort zone, so I was especially thrilled to be LONGLISTED!
August 21 – Absolutely delighted that The Fight of the Wyld Cattis, my piece about Scottish Wildcats, will be included in the World Wildlife Fund Great Scottish Canvas , available to view in their virtual gallery here. It will also be exhibited at the Glasgow Science Centre during October, and will be printed in the Great Scottish Canvas book, which will be used during the UN Climate Conference, COP26.
July 21 – Loved the theme of this month’s Retreat West Monthly Micro competition… BLOOM. And was delighted to be LONGLISTED!