In 2017 I attained a Masters with Distinction in Creative Writing from Napier University, Edinburgh. Since then I have had several short stories published and been nominated for a 2017 British Science Fiction Association award. I am on the management committee of Shoreline of Infinity, an award winning Scottish based Science Fiction magazine for which I also, on occasion, illustrate. I have hosted Event Horizon, Edinburgh’s monthly Sci-Fi Evening and in 2018 co-published, along with Pippa Goldschmidt, Shoreline of Infinity Issue 11 in celebration of International Women’s Day.
I am presently working on a novel ‘Black Cow’, a speculative fiction novella ‘Cala Briste’ and graphic memoir ‘Good People’. I am also collaborating on a children’s book about PTSD for The Lothian Armed Forces and Veterans Project.
For the last twenty five years I have lived in Scotland and am employed within the film and TV industry as an Art Director/Standby Art Director, having worked with directors as diverse as Stephen Poliakoff, Shane Meadows and Birger Larsen.
Born in Belfast, I originally trained as an animator, then in Theatre Design. I have worked as an opera stage manager at New Zealand International Festival of Arts in Wellington, Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland and the São Carlos National Theatre, Lisbon. I have designed sets and costumes for Whittier College Theatre, Los Angeles and Theatre Babel, Glasgow among others, and have been employed by most of the festivals in Edinburgh in a variety of roles including Box Office Manager, Hospitality Director, Print Reader and Jury Coordinator.
I attempt to spend my time productively between Scotland and a small village in France, but this doesn’t always go to plan.