Writing Contemporary Scottish Fiction

Reading & Writing

When You Are Well

When You Are Well

When you are well I will sit down and tell Of the time that I spent In my own selfish hell Of the days that I sat With your fingers in mine In the hope you would squeeze me Or give me a sign Oh, Continue reading

Poetry and Prizes

Poetry and Prizes

We live in exciting times! I am thrilled to announce that I have won a prize. And it’s for poetry. Now let me be clear. I am not a poet. I have had one poem published in The Eildon Tree, a Scottish creative writing magazine. Continue reading

Dundee’s Crime Cafe

Dundee’s Crime Cafe

Dundee is my home town and there is no doubt that its stock is rising. When I was growing up, it was infamous for controversial planning deals and hideous 1970s architecture. But there was no arguing with its situation, the city fanning down from the Continue reading

OF CRIME AND CRIMINALS

OF CRIME AND CRIMINALS

I am a keen reader of crime fiction, particularly series crime. I enjoy returning to the same cast of characters as they endeavour to solve a variety of crimes, while fielding the personal and family issues that we all recognise in our own lives.   Continue reading

IT’S TUESDAY SO IT MUST BE BOOK CLUB!

IT’S TUESDAY SO IT MUST BE BOOK CLUB!

There’s no disputing January is a challenge. It’s grey, cold and, without the brightly-coloured Christmas lights, can be quite cheerless. When the sun is low and the air bitter, it feels as if the only solution is to hibernate until spring. Alas, humans have not Continue reading