I'm in the process of updating and improving my website. Format wise I'm going round in circles at times, so things may not look how they should on certain pages. Will get it fixed up as soon as I can.
It's been a while since I've done one of these update things. Thankfully, this is not because nothing has been happening, more that writing has taken a little bit of a back seat due to the success of other creative projects. The band I play bass in, L-space, has an album coming out on pink... Continue Reading →
Well, not entirely cancelled. Postponed until next autumn. To say I'm gutted is . . . well . . . the truth. No schools or book festivals for another year. Good job things are going really well music-wise. Writing-wise, I have another idea for a kids' book, but think I'll churn out some new short... Continue Reading →
I’m delighted to announce that my illustrated kids’ novel Christmas Pancakes – written under the pseudonym Dexter Trumpet – will be released by Black Wolf Edition in Oor-Wullie-book-sized hardback! I first had the idea for Christmas Pancakes back in the mid-90s and wrote it as a half hour radio play. Due to being an inexperienced... Continue Reading →
Last year, I was honoured to be asked if I'd judge Denny Writers' annual Quaich writing competition and visit the group in April 2017 to provide feedback and announce the winner. I set a short story task with a choice of two themes - 'ambition' or 'clutter' - and received a high calibre of entries.... Continue Reading →
I'll be doing a set (the first one for a wee while) at The Bruery in Dunfermline as part of Fife Writes on Thursday 16th February. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm and also features writer Linda Menzies, folk band Sairbanes and established poet/performer Kevin Cadwallender. Best of all, it's FREE, so come along for... Continue Reading →
As part of an evening of collaborations, I'm performing in the rather braw Albert Halls in Stirling on Thursday 12th May with lo-fi outfit, L-Space. I'll also be co-hosting with Gordon Johnstone and pleased to say the bill also includes: Loud Poets + The Ekobirds Harry Giles + Atzi Muramatsu Angela Hughes + Paul Docherty... Continue Reading →
I have a couple of pieces of flash fiction in issue 21 of East London's litzine, PUSH. You should buy a copy if: You want to support the non-mainstream press You like reading about batteries, muppets and annoying things to say to short story writers You'll be at West Ham v Swansea on Saturday, where... Continue Reading →