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Shortlist 2015: Dundee International Book Prize Finalists (Kindle Edition)

Excerpts from the novels of all ten finalists, including 2000 words from my novel 'Take Away People'.


Out There (edited by Zoe Strachan) Freight Books 2014.

Short story - 'In Stitches'

REVIEW FOR OUT THERE - 'This sophisticated and mature volume does a great deal more than simply tackle the heterosexual viewpoint that dominates most Scottish literary work, especially in very male-dominated stories. The short stories, poems and non-fiction collected here all put lesbian women and gay men at the centre of society and the centre of the story. But they do so in such a casual and easeful way that it almost feels as though the centre of society and the centre of the story are a place they have always occupied.' Sunday Herald


'Bucket of Frogs.  New Writing Scotland 26'. 

Edited by Liz Niven and Brian Whittingham.

Published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2008

ISBN 978-0-948877-87-2

Short story - 'Invisible Mending'


'Cleave' New Writing by Women in Scotland' 2008

Edited by Sharon Blackie.

Published by Two Ravens Press 2008

ISBN 978-190612083

Short story - 'Stac Jenny'



'Northwords Now'  

Short story -  'Stones' Issue 19 Autumn 2011 (page 15)

Short story - 'Mirror. Signal. Manoeuvre.' Issue 9 Summer 2008 (page 9) 


Riptide Volume 5 - University of Exeter

Edited by Jane Feaver

Published by Dirt Pie Press 2010

Short story - 'Losing my religion'.


Dancing with the Birdman - An anthology by Exeter Writers

Short story - 'The Wreckers'.


'Riptide.  New Writing from the Highlands and Islands.'

Edited by Sharon Blackie and David Knowles.

Published by Two Ravens Press 2007

ISBN 978-1-906120-02-3

Two short stories - 'Flight' and 'Message in a Bottle'.


'Am Baile'.  A website promoting Highland literature and culture.  Click here to listen to a recording made at the 2008 Ullapool Book Festival  of some of the prize-winning stories from the 2007 Neil Gunn Writing competition including my own reading of 'Stac Jenny' . 



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