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Well this was a fab start to the week – have been SHORTLISTED in the Retreat West Monthly Micro competition, working with MILK as a theme. To read the shortlisted stories and vote for your favourite, just click on the link… Click here to read & vote

Delighted to be LONGLISTED in the Cranked Anvil Quarterly Flash Fiction competition. The shortlisted entries will be revealed soon…
Thrilled to have ‘Fledgling’ included in the latest Retreat West Anthology, The Weight of Feathers, out NOW in both paperback and ebook… Click here to buy.

Busy preparing workshops in partnership with Lynne Strachan, visual artist at Curious Cranberry, and Jason Sinclair, film-maker at Poppycock Films, to be delivered in October, on behalf of M:ADE – Moray, Arts, Development, Engagement…

This UNCANNY theme really pushed me outside my writing comfort zone, so I was especially thrilled to be LONGLISTED!

A Scottish Wildcat – inspiration for my piece, The Fight of the Wyld Cattis, to be included in the WWF Great Scottish Canvas Project
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.

Loved the theme of this month’s Retreat West Monthly Micro competition… BLOOM. And was delighted to be LONGLISTED!

July 2021 – Excited to make the Flash 500 LONGLIST
June 2021 – Thrilled to have a flash piece LONGLISTED by Cranked Anvil Press
July 2021 – Excited to have a foodie flash fiction piece accepted for publication in Potluck ZineFEAST available now!

May 2021 – Delighted to be LONGLISTED in the Retreat West Quarterly Flash Competition

Thrilled to win the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Romance Matters summer flash fiction competition…. (Puffin Lessons is published in the latest issue)
April 2021 – Review of Kate Hewitt’s, When You Were Mine published in Good Housekeeping Magazine
January 2021 – Thrilled to be SHORTLISTED in the Retreat West Quarterly Flash Fiction competition
March 2021 – LONGLISTED in the Fish Publishing Short Story Competition

The Promise of Snow LONGLISTED in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, included in their latest anthology, Restore to Factory Settings (available in both ebook and paperback)
SHORTLISTED in the Flash 500, 2020 3rd Quarter competition

SHORTLISTED in the Retreat West Flash Fiction competition December 2020.
Doric short story, ‘Chartin His Wye Hame’, published by literary newspaper Northwards Now
Poetry inspired by Mike McPherson’s ‘The Elgin Bus’ curated by the Grampian Hospital Arts Trust
Discover how ‘Jenny’s Well‘ inspired Susan Orr’s photography project
Short story ‘Jenny’s Well‘ published in the Scottish Field Magazine online
Winner of the RNA Elizabeth Goudge First Chapter Competition, July 2015
The Whole Hog‘, written as Isobel Rutland, first published in Issue 36 of Northwards Now
Hear me reading ‘Jenny’s Well‘, first published in the Scottish Book Trust Rebel Anthology

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