About me

I’m a writer, reader and cafe lover based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m a freelance copywriter, online content creator and Books Editor at The List. I love working with words in all shapes and forms (except when it comes to things like tax returns!).

For my fiction, I’m delighted to have won first place in the Fresh Ink novel contest 2020 and to be shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship 2020. I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015 and a spot as Cove Park’s Emerging Scottish Writer in 2016. My unpublished novel got a spot on the Mslexia novel competition longest in 2015 and runner up in the Borough Press submission competition in 2017.

My stories can be found in places like The Stinging Fly, Gutter and New Writing Scotland and I’m working away on a new novel right now. You can find links to my stories, blogs, articles and random musings here.

Pic by Chris Scott!