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The Waves Burn Bright: Events

Things are starting to come together for the launch of The Waves Burn Bright in May. The final proofs are done and it should be off to the printer any day now, and I can share a couple of events with

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5 a day and a studio of one’s own.

Four hours from now (as I write) I will launch my novel First Time Solo at Waterstones in Aberdeen. I’ve seen people like Iain Banks, Janice Galloway and Alan Spence read there and I’m still finding it hard to believe

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Extract Online

Freight Books have made an exclusive extract from First Time Solo available online. It is the very beginning of the book and I hope you enjoy it. The book tour starts next week (May 22nd, 6.30pm) in Aberdeen Waterstones. See

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On The Road

I’ve been pretty silent on here this year. Not because little has been happening but because so much has been going on, but much that has yet to achieve fruition. Copy edits, proposals, enough emails to destroy an entire rainforest

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